In keeping with our aims and to ensure the journal publishes articles to the highest standard, the journal is peer-reviewed by experts who are academics and clinicians.
- The peer-review process is a double-blinded system (author and peer-reviewer are unknown to each other).
- All submissions, including manuscripts for publication on the NZMSJ Blog, are reviewed by two of our student reviewers. Academic articles are sent for review to our expert peer-reviewers. Authors are required to revise their articles during this process.
- Final article selection for publication is made by the NZMSJ Editorial Board once the review and revision process is completed.
- Acceptance of an article into the review process does not constitute a guarantee of publication. It is the intention of the NZMSJ to provide authors with the benefit of external review and revision processes that are standard internationally for published journals. This is in keeping with our educational aim to assist medical students in making the transition from writing for medical school to writing for academic journals.