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Medical journal editor’s sacking triggers protests

Editorial board members of Australia’s leading medical journal have threatened to resign over the dismissal of its editor, University of Sydney emeritus professor Stephen Leeder.

According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Leeder was sacked as editor of the Medical Journal of Australia after raising concerns over plans to outsource its production to global academic publishing company Elsevier.

The MJA is published by the Australasian Medical Publishing Company which is a subsidiary of the Australian Medical Association.

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