The NZMSJ has three primary aims:
- To assist medical students make the transition from writing for medical school to publishing quality academic work in professional journals. Our peer-review process provides comprehensive feedback so that students benefit regardless of whether their article makes final publication selection and in doing so are assisted in their learning of good academic writing.
- The journal aims to publish content that is educational, interesting, readable and presented in a professional manner. In doing so, the NZMSJ hopes to provide medical students with a forum for discussion at a national and international level.
- To promote research and academia among medical students