History of the AMSJ

Thursday 29th April, 2010
Official launch of AMSJ, at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre at UNSW

Thursday 8th April, 2010
Inaugural issue goes to print

Tuesday 9th March, 2010

AMSJ Facebook group reached 2500 members, and continues to grow rapidly

Tuesday 23rd February, 2010
Final short-list of articles for 1st issue decided

Sunday 21st February, 2010
Full staff meeting

Monday 25th January, 2010

Process of author feedback for inaugural issue begins

Sunday 24th January, 2010

Full staff meeting

Tuesday 19th January, 2010
AMSJ Facebook group reached 2000 members

Tuesday 5th January, 2010
Cover design competition launched for inaugural issue

Friday 11th December, 2009
Peer review of academic articles for the inaugural issue began

Wednesday 4th November, 2009
Full staff meeting

Sunday 1st November, 2009
Submissions closed for the inaugural issue.

Monday 19th October, 2009
AMSJ Facebook group reached 1500 members

Friday 16th October, 2009
AMSJ established accounts with Commonwealth Bank

Friday 2nd October, 2009
– AMSJ started recruiting expert peer-reviewers
– UNSW MedSoc kindly provided financial support for establishment of the AMSJ

Wednesday 30th September, 2009
AMSJ Facebook group reached 1000 members

Saturday 26th September, 2009

AMSJ posters distributed at the NSWMSC Sports Day

Friday 25th September, 2009
AMSJ publicised on UNSW homepage

Wednesday 23rd September, 2009
AMSJ registered with Australian Business Register (ABN: 51967802511)

Wednesday 16th – Saturday 19th September, 2009
Publicity tour of Victorian Universities (Melbourne, Deakin and Monash)

Tuesday 15th September, 2009
AMSJ Facebook group reached 700 members

Wednesday 9th September, 2009
AMSJ promoted to the 80 delegates at the AMSA National Leadership Development Seminar in Canberra

Friday 4th September, 2009

– Presidents and AMSA representatives from all Australian medical societies contacted regarding the AMSJ

– AMSJ covered as a top story on the popular medical news website, 6minutes.com.au

Thursday 3rd September, 2009
AMSJ Facebook group reached 400 members

Wednesday 2nd September, 2009
Start of postering campaign at UNSW

Tuesday 1st September, 2009

– Opening date for submissions for first issue of AMSJ
– Presentation by AMSJ Executive Directors at UNSW MedSoc Council Meeting
– AMSJ website received 897 pageviews for the day
– First submission received

Monday 31st August, 2009
AMSJ mentioned by the Dean and promoted at the UNSW Faculty of Medicine Dean’s Lecture series, ‘Medical Inventors, Innovators & Entrepreneurs – Challenges In A Global Market’

Monday 24th August, 2009
AMSJ Facebook group created

Tuesday 18th August, 2009
First full-staff meeting held

Wednesday 12th August, 2009
AMSJ allocated print and online ISSNs

Wednesday 6th August, 2009
amsj.org listed on Google search

Monday 27th July, 2009
amsj.org domain registered

Saturday 11th July, 2009

AMSJ website created

Wednesday 1st July, 2009
AMSJ logo designed

Friday 22nd May, 2009
First contact with the UNSW Faculty of Medicine made regarding the idea of a student medical journal

April, 2009
Student medical journal idea conceived


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ISSN (Print): 1837-171X
ISSN (Online): 1837-1728
ABN: 51967802511