The future of the New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy.
Article Type: Letter to the editor
Author: Davie, Kirsten
Pub Date: 07/01/2010
Publication: Name: New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy Publisher: New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists ISSN: 0303-7193
Issue: Date: July, 2010 Source Volume: 38 Source Issue: 2
Accession Number: 263992603
Full Text: Dear Editor,

I would like to commend Haxby Abbott, retiring Editor of the NZ Journal of Physiotherapy (NZJP), for the well balanced article he wrote titled "The Future of the New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy" which was published in the March issue of NZJP (Abbott 2010).

I feel it is absolutely imperative that the National Executive proceed with a great deal of caution in relation to this proposed "merger" of the NZJP and the Australian Journal of Physiotherapy (AJP), now named the Journal of Physiotherapy (JoP).

The NZJP regularly publishes quality articles and commentaries that are relevant to our jurisdiction which would be of little interest to our Australian counterparts. New Zealand representation on the Editorial Committee of the JoP would only mitigate this risk if they had significant voting power. Haxby has outlined an excellent table of the pros and cons of the "merger" in his article.

I would encourage all members to take time to read Haxby's article and to be proactive in the NZSP consultation process, which I am sure will now take place under the capable leadership of Gill Stotter.

Abbott JH (2010): The future of the New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy. 38(1):1-6
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