Rural and Remote Health journal protocols
Rural and Remote Health was initiated in 1998 by a grant to Deakin University from the Department
of Human Services, Rural health Division, Victoria, Australia. The initial vision was to serve rural and remote communities
throughout the world by providing a community forum and specific health-related information. Since then, our one-person
team of journal manager has grown to include:
- an international editorial board
- an editor-in-Chief
- regional editors
- regional editorial panels
- a software developer
- a production editor
- a Journal executive committee
- an international reviewer panel
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Paul Worley, Dean of the School of Medicine at Flinders University, based in Adelaide, Australia is the Editor-in-Chief of Rural and Remote Health. Paul is a rural doctor and, as Editor, shapes and guides the journal, oversees the review process and supports and advises authors, taking an active interest in the progress of each article in production.
|European Regional Editor|
Since 1995 Christos Lionis has worked at the University of Crete Medical School, where he is Professor and Director of the Clinic of Social and Family Medicine. With a passion for the importance and the value of Family Medicine, Christos is actively involved in the development of Primary Care and General Practice in Greece. He currently co-ordinates a thriving GP research network on rural Crete, and is also responsible for the supervision of a number of PhD students in the fields of quality management and the formulation of guidelines for management of common disease and chronic conditions, factors contributing to cardiovascular disease, gastroenterology, mental health and morbidity in general practice. Prior to his employment at the University of Crete, Christos worked for 9 years as Manager and Medical Director of Spili Health Centre, obtaining experience as a clinician and researcher in the field of Primary Health Care and General Practice in a rural setting. For further information refer to the website of the Clinic of Social and Family Medicine (http://www.fammed.uoc.gr/).
|African Regional Editor|
Ian Couper is Professor of Rural Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is also Principal Specialist (Rural Medicine), in the North West Province of South Africa. He is a trained family physicain. He spent ten years practising in a remote rural hospital in nothern KwaZuluNatal province.
|Australasian Regional Editors|
Amanda Barnard is Associate Dean of the School of General Practice, Rural and
Indigenous Health at the Australian National University Medical School, and
Foundation Head of the Rural Clinical School. She works as a GP in Braidwood, a
small rural town in south-east New South Wales. While her interests include
rural medical education, interprofessional learning and health service
delivery, she has a particular interest in the primary care management of
|Timothy Skinner is the Director of the Rural Clinical School at the University
of Tasmania, Australia. He is a UK trained health psychologist who
moved to Australia in 2007 and has worked in rural/remote Australia since 2008.
His clinical practice and research background is in chronic disease care,
especially diabetes, with a core interest in clinical communication skills. He
has an enthusiasm for rural and remote health research. |
|North American Regional Editors|
Bob Bowman has found yet another distributional medical education home at the ATSU School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. He is a Professor, adds the family practice and rural perspective to curricula, and contributes to admissions and to small group teaching activities. He will work with medical students and faculty at ten underserved site training locations from Hawaii to Brooklyn. He continues to post his research studies at http://www.ruralmedicaleducation.org/physician_workforce_studies.htm.
|Judith Kulig is a Professor in the Nursing Program within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Lethbridge, in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. She has devoted her research program to understanding rural health issues specifically addressing unique groups who live in rural areas, nursing practice in rural and remote Canada and community resiliency in rural communities. Judith is past Chair of the Canadian Rural Health Research Society for which she was one of the founding members.
|Asian Regional Editor|
Masatoshi Matsumoto is an associate professor of community medicine
Hiroshima University, Japan. He is a general practitioner who worked
some years in the least populated mountain village in rural Japan. He
taught rural health at Jichi Medical University, the Japanese medical
founded solely for producing rural doctors, for more than ten years.
academic interests are rural health policy, rural medical education,
anthropology and rural community-based epidemiology.
Melbourne-based Jennifer Richmond has
offered expert editorial assistance and advice to authors at each stage in the
publication process since 2002. Jen works with some authors on English-language
improvement and, after review, she copyedits accepted manuscripts to journal
style and oversees the proofing process. Jen is responsible for editorial
development and generates and maintains the formal information
for authors and reviewers on the site. She manages copyright and permissions,
and has other administrative roles which include liaison with Regional Editors
and their Editorial Panels, and special project management. She works closely with the Journal Manager.
Jenny Bigelow has been with the journal for over 10
years. She works from regional Geelong, Victoria, and deals with the day-to-day
running of the journal. She manages the smooth flow of manuscripts through the
publication process and coordinates development of the journal site. She has
specific graphics skills which are essential to formatting and presenting
tables and figures for online publication. Jenny is an expert advisor for
reviewers and journal users. Post-production, Jenny is the efficient liaison
for indexing services and other agencies, and manages site statistics as well
as creating the article printable pdf version. She is the friendly response
from the ejrh email address. Jenny works closely with the Production Editor.
The members of the editorial board are as follows:
European Editorial Panel
African Editorial Panel
Asian Editorial Panel
Australasian Editorial Panel
North American Editorial Panel