The 71st ASOHNS Annual Scientific Meeting is being held in Melbourne, September 2021, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. As conveners, we are delighted to invite you to a meeting exploring ‘Excellence in ENT’. We have put together a program reflecting cutting edge developments in our field, as well as sessions about surgical professional development and optimising our patients outcomes in all aspects of their ENT care, both in emerging areas and in our routine day to day practice. We are also running a broad range of satellite workshops, covering laryngology, sleep surgery, RACS courses and other areas.
We are glad to present a brief introduction of AJO’s progress in 2020 here. AJO grew steadily and published 34 papers last year, including 32 Original Articles. According to the Google Analytics, AJO had a greatly increased number of visitors in 2020 (all together 68,253 pageviews).
We are grateful to the Editor-in-Chief, all the Editorial Board Members, Authors, Reviewers and Readers who have supported AJO in this unprecedented year of 2020. In the new year, we warmly welcome more excellent researchers to join us to make AJO an innovative and significant platform. Wish you all a happy, healthy and productive 2021!
With a commitment to openness and accountability, and to increase the level of transparency throughout our peer review process, our editorial office has decided to implement a transparent peer review process as an option for all manuscripts submitted to AJO from June 11, 2020.
AME Publishing Company entered an official partnership with Publons, a product of Clarivate Analytic Company (which owns Web of Science, EndNote, ScholarOne, among many others), as of April 2020. Around 60 AME journals’ peer review systems are now integrated seamlessly into the Publons platform (https://publons.com/about/home). The partnership was done to recognize our expert peer reviewers spontaneously for their review contribution.
One completed review task is acting as a referee for a journal qualifies for 5 CPD points under Maintenance of Knowledge & Skills (Medical Expertise, Technical Expertise, Scholarship & Teaching).
Australian Journal of Otolaryngology (AJO) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal, and the Official Journal of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgeons. Although we have currently published by AME Publishing Company, the Journal has existed in other forms over many years. The first journal of the Society was the “Journal of the Oto-Laryngological Society of Australia”, first published in 1959 (Figure 1-3).
The Australian Society of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgeons is very grateful for both the editors and past editorial board members that have given up their valuable time to support peer-review and scientific efforts in Australia. We wish to thank those that have provided this service to our community.
Richard Harvey, MD, PhD Program Head and Professor Rhinology and Skull Base, Applied Medical Research Centre UNSW(Conjoint) and Macquarie University (Clinical) Ground Floor, 67 Burton St Darlinghurst NSW 2010 Australia
Welcome to Australian Journal of Otolaryngology(AJO)
Australian Journal of Otolaryngology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal, and the Official Journal of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgeons, published by AME Publishing, Inc. Australian Journal of Otolaryngology provides a forum for clinical researchers, basic scientists, clinicians, and others to publish original research and explore controversies in the medical and surgical treatment of patients with otolarynologic disorders, including head&neck cancer and disease of the skull base. The journal has a special interest in research that applies to the Australian community and the delivery of healthcare in Australia. Unsolicited manuscripts must meet pre-submission requirements.
The Australian Journal of Otolaryngology, the Official Journal of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgeons, is an open access, peer-reviewed scientific journal, providing a forum for clinical researchers, basic scientists, clinicians, and others to publish original research and explore controversies in the medical and surgical treatment of patients with otolarynologic disorders, including head & neck cancer and disease of the skull base.