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New Wiley Open Access title launches: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences

Existing Journals The Radiographer and Shadows combine to make new journal

Hoboken, N.J., February 22, 2013. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced the launch of Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences (JMRS), combining The Radiographer (now in its 60th volume) from the Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR) and Shadows (in its 56th Volume) from the New Zealand Institute of Medical Radiation Technology (NZIMRT). The new, combined journal joins Wiley as part of the Wiley Open Access program. Wiley will also publish AIR's monthly newsletter, Spectrum.

JMRS is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that accepts manuscripts related to medical imaging / diagnostic radiography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, medical ultrasound / sonography, and the complementary disciplines of medical physics, radiology, radiation oncology, nursing, psychology and sociology. The combined editorial boards have come together under the leadership of the Editor-in-Chief, Cherry Agustin, Radiation Therapist Educator at The Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre Westmead, Sydney, and the deputy editors Dr Ann Poulos (Adjunct Associate Professor, Discipline of Medical Radiation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney) and Hannah Thompson (Senior Clinical Tutor, Radiation Therapist, Midcentral Health Ltd. Palmerston North, New Zealand) to bring this publication to the professions worldwide.

AIR President, Bruce Harvey, commented, "Imaging and treatment equipment in Australia and New Zealand is state of the art, and the specialist practitioners must constantly keep up-to-date by researching and communicating their findings to their colleagues. The peak professional associations for radiographers, sonographers and radiation therapists in Australia and New Zealand have therefore joined their peer reviewed journals into one new international publication, the Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences to enable faster communication and greater collaboration between the countries and specialties."

Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences is the latest addition to Wiley's portfolio of Radiography, Radiology & Imaging journals and will benefit from relationships with widely respected titles including the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology and Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

"It's terrific to be starting a working relationship with AIR and NZIMRT in publishing the Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences in a new open access model, and again with AIR on their monthly magazine Spectrum," said Mark Robertson, Wiley's VP and Publishing Director, Scientific, Technical, Medical and Scholarly, Asia-Pacific, and Executive Director of Wiley Australia.

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Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences is open to submissions now. Please visit the journal's website www.jmrsjournal.com for further information and future updates.

About the Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR)

The Australian Institute of Radiography is the peak body representing radiographers, radiation therapists and sonographers in Australia.

Our aims are to promote, encourage, cultivate and maintain the highest principles of practice and proficiency in respect of Medical Radiation Science. The AIR facilitates educational activities, discussion and consultation among members and others. We set standards of competency in practice and encourage scholarship and continuing professional development.

About the New Zealand Institute of Medical Radiation Technologists (NZIMRT)

The NZIMRT is the recognised representative of the profession, both nationally and internationally. We encompass Diagnostic, Therapy, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, Mammography, CT, MRI. We have representatives on the International Society of Radiographers & Radiological Technicians (ISSRT), and on Advisory Committees for those Institutes offering education in the Medical Radiation Technology Sciences where applicable and the 'Allied Health Professional Forum Associations' Forum.

The institute encourages the exchange of information between individuals to help keep them at the leading edge of medical imaging and radiation therapy.

About Wiley Open Access

Wiley Open Access is an initiative from Wiley to drive quality peer reviewed publishing with speed and efficiency through open access publication. All research articles published in Wiley Open Access journals are immediately freely available to read, download and share. The fully open access journals are published in collaboration with authoritative journals and societies as well as supported by internationally renowned editorial board members. For more information, please visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com.

About Wiley

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Peace.

Wiley is a global provider of content and content-enabled workflow solutions in areas of scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly research; professional development; and education. Our core businesses produce scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising; professional books, subscription products, certification and training services and online applications; and education content and services including integrated online teaching and learning resources for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The Company's Web site can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb.



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