The Australasian College of Paramedicine (the College) welcomes new partner the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (PCC) and new associate the McNally Project for Paramedicine Research (McNally Project) to the international journal Paramedicine, to be launched next week.
Formerly the Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, the new journal will both define and support the future of paramedic practice and will be the official publication of both the College and the PCC. All three organisations share a vision to further the research outcomes and evidence base of paramedicine internationally, and recognise this collaboration as a key component in achieving that outcome.
College CEO John Bruning said the opportunity to work with both the PCC and the McNally Project was an important step forward for paramedicine research globally and would position the journal as the leading publication in the profession’s research space.
“As a paramedic-led publication that spans all dimensions of our professional practice and is comprised of some of the world’s leading paramedicine academics and researchers, we are taking ownership of our research space, empowering our profession, and ensuring greater research exposure and visibility. We look forward to embarking on this journey with the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada and the McNally Project.”
Chief Randy Mellow, President of PCC highlighted the great opportunity to collaborate internationally to advance paramedicine. “Research has always been a high priority for the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada. Research is an essential component of healthcare and leads to improvements in the quality, safety, and effectiveness of health services, including paramedicine. We are excited to partner with Paramedicine to share and advance research in paramedicine globally.”
McNally Project Co-Chairs Dr. Walter Tavares and Dr. Alan Batt, who also serve as Deputy Editors of Paramedicine, said: “The partnership with the journal will provide Canadian paramedicine researchers with a reputable and welcoming venue for publications. The journal’s commitment to collaborative, high-quality research that embraces broad paradigms and encourages diverse methodologies is aligned with the McNally Project’s goals.”
The College expects to announce further collaborations with leading paramedic organisations in the coming weeks.
Paramedicine will advance and transform the discipline of paramedicine through high-quality, evidence-based research, and to inspire robust discussion, encourage innovative thinking, and inform the profession’s leadership. It aims to create a connected discourse that spans paradigms, methodologies and methods for the advancement of the profession, the public it serves, the systems it connects to, and the people tasked with enacting that service.
The bi-monthly, open-access, peer-reviewed Paramedicine journal will publish research from any country engaged in any area of paramedicine, including but not limited to clinical care, models of practice, operations, patient safety and clinical quality, leadership, education, aeromedical and retrieval practice, tactical paramedicine, and community paramedicine. It is published online in partnership with the renowned Sage Publishing.
Editor-in-Chief Associate Professor Paul Simpson is flanked by an international team of Deputy Editors comprised of Professor Julia Williams (UK), Associate Professor Walter Tavares (Canada), Dr Alan Batt (Canada) and Dr Kathryn Eastwood (Australia). Supporting the editorial leadership team is a diverse Associate Editorial Panel consisting of 28 researchers, academics and paramedics from nine countries.
Pip Wilson, Communications and Marketing Manager, Australasian College of Paramedicine, on +61 (0) 409 911 681 or firstname.lastname@example.org