Conditions for subscriber access to the New Zealand Medical Journal

Since July 2002 the New Zealand Medical Journal has been an online journal. It can be found at: www.nzma.org.nz/journal. To protect the value of the journal for NZMA members, as well as facilitating access for subscribers, the New Zealand Medical Association (the publisher) has a four-tiered system of subscriber access.

 Categories of subscriber

  1. International

Access is by username and password. IP access is available on the payment of a set-up fee of NZ$115 (in addition to the annual subscription). Subscribing institutions have the right to put the NZMJ on their intranet. Subscribers may print off a paper copy of the NZMJ according to their number of subscriptions (ie one subscription equals one paper copy). Note, if the international subscriber has users in New Zealand, then Category 2 or 3 or 4 will apply.

  1. New Zealand institution with a high proportion of medical practitioners

This category includes, but is not limited to, District Health Boards and medical schools. Access is by username and password. Subscribers are permitted to provide usernames and password access to individual users on request. Subscribers may print off a paper copy of the NZMJ according to their number of subscriptions (ie, one subscription equals one paper copy).

  1. New Zealand medical organisations (such as medical colleges)

Access is by username and password and is limited to National Office staff and two elected representatives. Subscribers are not permitted to provide usernames and password access to their doctor members, but may provide them with individual articles. Subscribers may print off a paper copy of the NZMJ according to their number of subscriptions (ie one subscription equals one paper copy). 

  1. Other New Zealand institution or subscriber

Access is by username and password. IP access is available (on request) on the payment of a set-up fee of NZ$115 (in addition to the annual subscription). Subscribing institutions may request to put the NZMJ on their intranet. Subscribers may print off a paper copy of the NZMJ according to their number of subscriptions (ie, one subscription equals one paper copy). 

Payment of the subscription fee implies acceptance of these conditions. The username and password will be supplied when payment is received. Subscription to the NZMJ is for a calendar year and passwords change annually. Subscription is not available to medical practitioners who practise in New Zealand (NZMA membership is available in this case). 

Other important information

Unless we hear otherwise, we will assume that subscribers wish to continue their subscription each year, and they will be invoiced accordingly.

If you wish to implement IP access, or have any other query about subscribing, please contact the NZMA (email julie@nzma.org.nz).

Email alerts are available when each new issue of the NZMJ goes online. If you wish to receive email alerts, please let us know your email address.

It would be helpful if we could have an email address and contact name for each subscriber. Please notify us of any changes.

NZMJ issues more than six months old are not password protected, but are open access on the internet.