About the NZIMLS Journal

The New Zealand Journal of Medical Laboratory Science is a peer-reviewed publication containing articles on topics related to all aspects of medical laboratory science. The Journal is the official publication of the New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science and is circulated to members of the Institute and universities and libraries in New Zealand and overseas. Current circulation is about 2100. The Journal is published three times per year and has been published continuously since 1946.

The Journal is open access in that it does not charge its readers or their institutions for access. The users have the rights to "read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles”.

Submission of articles for publication is not restricted to members of the Institute.  Articles from all major disciplines of medical laboratory science as well as articles of interest to the profession will be considered. The Journal invites submissions under the following categories:

  • Original articles
  • Review articles
  • Research letters (brief communications)
  • Case studies
  • Book reviews

The Journal encourages reader’s comments on recent articles or on topical items in the form of Letters to the Editor.  Brief instructions to authors are available in each issue of the Journal. Full instructions to authors can be found in the NZ J Med Lab Sci 2000; 54 (3): 108-110 or on the Institute’s website; http://www.nzimls.org.nz/nzimls-journal.html   Potential authors can obtain advice from the Editor or Deputy-Editor, or members of the Editorial Board.

The Journal is abstracted by CINAHL, Excerpta Medica/EMBASE, Scopus, Google Scholarly, Thomson Gale and the Australasian Medical Index. The Journal’s Editors are members of the World Association of Medical Editors (www.wame.org).

Editor   Rob Siebers journaleditor1@nzimls.org.nz

Deputy Editor  (Currently vacant)