n South African Medical Journal - A new vision for the - and a call for papers : from the CEO

Volume 106, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Medical journals, unlike their basic science cousins, are the link between medical science and practice. Not only do they seek to disseminate new knowledge, but they also intend to influence outcomes - the application of new knowledge to the treatment of patients. But this laudable goal creates a dilemma: who are medical journals actually for? The scientists or the doctors? Or perhaps the small group of specialists who are both?

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