The New Zealand Medical Journal
Edited byFrank Frizelle
Publication details
Pasifika Medical Association Group (New Zealand)
Delayed, after 6 months
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4N. Z. Med. J.
ISSN0028-8446 (print)
1175-8716 (web)
OCLC no.01713584

The New Zealand Medical Journal (NZMJ) is a peer-reviewed medical journal. It is owned by the Pasifika Medical Association Group (PMAG) and was formerly the official journal of the New Zealand Medical Association.


The NZMJ was established in September 1887 by the New Zealand Branch of the British Medical Association.[1][2][3] The present editor-in-chief is Frank Frizelle.[4] The journal is a member of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.[5] It has been published online since July 2002, was a key asset of the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) up until the 8 July 2022, when the parent body, NZMA services, was put into liquidation. It is now owned by the Pasifika Medical Association Group (PMAG).[4][6] The journal publishes editorials, original articles, case reports, viewpoint, and letters. There is a four-tier system of subscriber access, with articles older than six months and abstracts being open access.[7]


See also


  1. ^ "New Zealand Medical Journal – Primary health care – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand". 15 November 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  2. ^ Mercer JO (January 1961). "The New Zealand Medical Journal". Canadian Medical Association Journal. 84 (1): 53. PMC 1939099. PMID 20326597.
  3. ^ Trubuhovich RV (July 2009). "Some prehistory of New Zealand intensive care medicine". Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. 37 Suppl 1: 16–29. doi:10.1177/0310057X090370S105. PMID 19705630.
  4. ^ a b c Thomas, Rachel (1 July 2022). "New Zealand Medical Journal saved from liquidation". Stuff. Retrieved 20 June 2023.
  5. ^ Drazen JM, Van Der Weyden MB, Sahni P, Rosenberg J, Marusic A, Laine C, Kotzin S, Horton R, Hébert PC, Haug C, Godlee F, Frizelle FA, de Leeuw PW, DeAngelis CD (October 2009). "Uniform format for disclosure of competing interests in ICMJE journals". The Lancet. 374 (9699): 1395–1396. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(09)61796-7. PMID 19836071. S2CID 33866608.
  6. ^ Pasifika Medical Association Group [Internet]. PMA group;2023. [cited 2023 March 16th] Available from:
  7. ^ Conditions of Access [Internet]. New Zealand Medical Journal; 2022. [cited 2023 March 16] Available from:
  8. ^ "Walter Fell". Health New Zealand. Retrieved 19 November 2022.