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Title: Professional medical journal publications in Malta
Authors: Savona-Ventura, Charles
Keywords: Medicine -- Malta -- Periodicals
Medicine -- History -- Periodicals
Medicine -- Malta -- History
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Malta Medical Journal
Citation: Savona-Ventura, C. (2010). Professional medical journal publications in Malta. Malta Medical Journal, 22(3), 31-42.
Abstract: After the establishment of freedom of the press in 1839, the Maltese medical community initiated the publication of a medical journal in their efforts to maintain professional standards through continuing medical education. The first initiatives unfortunately were often relatively short-lived due to a number of factors. These initiatives were often undertaken by individuals and were often dependant on paid subscription for their maintenance. Longer lasting publications required a change in management policies. The second half of the twentieth century saw the first long-lasting initiative being undertaken by the medical student association; this journal’s financial support being dependant on income from advertisements. Twenty years later, the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery initiated a professional journal. These two journals have since changed their name and editorial policies but are still extant in the current publications Murmur and the Malta Medical Journal.
Appears in Collections:MMJ, Volume 22, Issue 3
MMJ, Volume 22, Issue 3

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