MJA advisory board to quit if Leeder not reinstated

THE majority of the Medical Journal of Australia’s 22-person editorial advisory board is considering resigning over publisher AMPCo’s decision to outsource production and sub-editing and fire the journal’s editor-in-chief.

As first reported by Medical Observer, AMPCo terminated MJA editor-in-chief Professor Stephen Leeder’s contract on Wednesday after he protested the company’s decision to outsource to global publisher Elsevier.

Now MJA advisory board members have rallied behind the sacked editor-in-chief, praising his character, expressing shock at his removal and calling for him

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