Australian Journal of Rural Health

The Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH) is a refereed online journal published on behalf of the Alliance by Wiley, and welcomes papers from Australian and international researchers and clinician researchers.

AJRH provides research information, policy articles, commentary and letters pertinent to health care in rural and remote areas, and is an important publication vehicle for researchers and practitioners.

AJRH is peer-reviewed and listed in Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Rankings with an impact factor of 1.8 (2022) and Altmetric Attention Score of 316 (2023). AJRH is listed in the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018 journal list published by the Australian Research Council with Fields of Research (FoR) of 11 (Medical and Health Science) and 16 (Studies in Human Society). It is listed in Medline, as well as other major abstracting and indexing services.

The Journal Advisory Committee, comprising representatives from the Alliance, Wiley and the Editor-in-Chief, guides the operation of the journal. The Editorial Board, led by the Editor-in-Chief and comprising the Associate Editors, is responsible for the content of the journal.

AJRH is published six times a year. The first issue each year is available free for online readers.
Subscription details are available on the Wiley website or from the Journal Manager.

NRHA Members and individual members of Friends of the Alliance receive free online access to AJRH.

AJRH welcomes the submission of manuscripts and the Editor is pleased to hear from potential referees. As well as manuscripts of full academic papers, AJRH also welcomes shorter articles on matters related to health in rural and remote areas, letters to the Editor, personal stories, practice pointers and obituaries. Author guidelines are available from the Wiley website. Articles for publication in AJRH may be submitted via this link:

Kathya de Silva, Journal Manager: [email protected]; phone 02 6285 4660
Kate Edmonds, re manuscripts: [email protected]; phone +61 (03) 9274 3127
Advertising enquiries to: [email protected]

Journal Advisory Committee: Susanne Tegen, NRHA Chief Executive; Dr Fergus Gardiner, Member NRHA Council; Ms Alison Bell, Wiley; Dr Pim Kuipers, Editor-in-Chief.

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief: Dr Pim Kuipers (James Cook University)

Deputy Editor: Associate Professor Evelien Spelten (La Trobe University)

Associate Editors: Professor Philip Batterham (Australian National University); Pamela Harvey (Monash University); Susan Brumby (Deakin University); Mary Bushell (University of Canberra); Associate Professor Narelle Campbell (Flinders University); Dr Marianne Gillam (University of South Australia); Dr Yann Guisard (Rural Doctors Network); Associate Professor Michelle Guppy (University of New England); Dr Adam Hulme (University of Queensland); Dr Anne Jones (James Cook University); Associate Professor Martin Jones (University of South Australia); Dr Victor Oguoma (University of Queensland); Dr Emily Saurman (University of Sydney); Associate Professor Kate Senior (University of Newcastle).

International advisers: Professor Dean Carson (Sweden); Professor Sue Crengle Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe and Waitaha (New Zealand); Professor James Dunbar (Australia); Associate Professor Svein R Kjosavik MD (Norway); Ms Kathy Langlois (Canada); Dr Claire Minton (New Zealand); Mr Dennis F Mohatt (USA); Emeritus Professor Tom E Norris (USA); Professor David Perkins (Australia); Professor Luis Salvador-Carulla (Australia); Professor Roger Strasser (New Zealand); Professor Donald Warne MD (USA); Dr John Wynn-Jones (UK).

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