education, nursing, patient care, physician assistants
M Polansky. Peer Review and Internet Medical Journals. The Internet Journal of Academic Physician Assistants. 1996 Volume 1 Number 2.
As the internet medium is rapidly expanding, more and more medical information is being
disseminated by way of the net. The advantages to the utilization of the internet include the rapidity
of the process from submission of the article (often by electronic mail) to the publication of the
manuscript. This allows information which is current to clinical practice to be widely available for
Many web-site are providing medical information to medical professionals, as well as the
public. Some sites provide abstracts and abbreviated articles of previously reviewed and published
works. Others provide articles without the benefit of peer-review.
As a publication of Internet Scientific Publications, the Internet Journal of Academic Physician
Assistants maintains a strict peer-review process for all original clinical manuscripts. As this
medium for dissemination of clinical material broadens, the integrity of the peer-review process
must be ensured. For readers of this journal, you will be assured accurate, up-to-date peer-reviewed
manuscripts. It is also requested that physician assistants and other members of the medical
profession interested in assisting with the peer-review process notify the editorial board.