AMA backs move to outsource MJA production

THE AMA has endorsed the decision of its subsidiary, AMPCo, to outsource the sub-editing and production of the MJA, in the wake of the resignation of nearly all members of the journal’s editorial advisory committee.

AMA president, Associate Professor Brian Owler, said yesterday the financial position of AMPCo had been "perilous" and "on the brink", and that the outsourcing was necessary to ensure the ongoing publication of the journal.

Professor Stephen Leeder, who was sacked from the position of editor-in-chief