Backers start website in fight to reinstate Leeder

EIGHT contributors to the Medical Journal of Australia have launched a campaign to have the board of AMPCo sacked and reinstate the journal’s editor-in-chief, Professor Stephen Leeder.

Of 80 responses already received, 79 have been "positive”, say the Friends of the MJA, who launched their website last night.

Aside from sacking the board, the group is seeking a reversal of the decision to outsource the MJA’s production and sub-editing to Elsevier, and want an independent external review of all matters.