Academic journal article Australian Health Review

The End of One Era, and the Start of Another

Academic journal article Australian Health Review

The End of One Era, and the Start of Another

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Price Pritchett was once quoted as saying 'change always comes bearing gifts'. This quotation is apt for the Australian Health Review for 2010. The 'gifts' for theAHRare fourfold. Firstly, the Australian and New Zealand Health Policy Journal (the journal of the Australian Institute of Health Policy Studies) has merged with theAHR.The merger further strengthens theAHRas the preeminent Australian journal devoted to health management, systems and policy research. The second gift is a new Editorial Board that will play a major role in the ongoing direction and success of the journal.

The third gift is the addition of Dr Simon Barraclough as the Associate Editor - Health Policy. Simon is a gifted academic and editor in his own right. I ampositive that Simon's inclusion (along with Dr Deborah Yarmo-Roberts, Associate Editor - Models of Care) will add to the Journal's internal rigour, and his wealth of experience will contribute to taking the quality of the papers in the AHR to a new level.

The fourth gift is a new publisher. In 2010, the AHR has commenced a relationship with CSIRO PUBLISHING. CSIRO PUBLISHING already has a number of high-quality scientific journals in its 'stable' and I amconfident our association with this publisher will further enhance the quality, readability and wider acknowledgement of the AHR as a worthy scientific peerreviewed health journal. Although I am personally excited about these gifts, the real winners are the readership of the Journal and the broader health system. …

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