About the NZ Journal of MLS

The NZJMLS is a peer-reviewed publication containing articles on Medical Laboratory Science and related topics. The Journal is the official publication of the New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science and is circulated to members of the Institute and libraries in New Zealand. The Journal is open access in that it does not charge its readers or institutions for access. Users have the rights to "read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles" The current circulation of the Journal is about 3,500 and is published three times per year. It has been published continuously since 1946.

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

Brief instructions to authors are available in each issue of the Journal with full instructions to potential authors found in the NZ J Med Lab Sci 2000; 54 (3): 108-110 or at https://www.nzimls.org.nz/instructions-to-authors.html

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)


Editorial independence

The New Zealand Journal of Medical Laboratory Science (NZJMLS) is a peer-reviewed publication containing articles on medical laboratory science and related topics. The NZJMLS adheres to the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) Policy on “The Relationship between Journal Editors-in-Chief and Owners” available at www.wame.org/resources/policies#independence. More specifically, the Editor has editorial independence and as such has full authority over the journal's editorial content including how and when information is published. Editorial decisions are based solely on the validity of the work and its importance to readers, not on the policies or commercial interests of the owner.

The NZJMLS is the official journal of, and owned by, the New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science (NZIMLS). The NZIMLS does not interfere in the evaluation, selection or editing of individual articles, either directly or by creating an environment in which editorial decisions are influenced.


Editors   Rob Siebers, Lisa Cambridge

Deputy Editor  Mike Legge