An Extraordinary year: Australian Journal of Primary Health

Chandra Makanjee, Anne-Marie Bergh, Deon Xu, Drishti Sarswat

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Welcome to the final issue of the Australian Journal of Primary Health for 2020. December is the month when it is customary to reflect on the past year, our achievements, and our challenges. No one could have predicted the challenges confronting Australian health care, academics, and researchers; no wonder 2020 has been dubbed by many the most extraordinary year in recent history. The impact of the pandemic on research productivity has been diverse. Discussions among our peers, on social media and in journal articles portray two dichotomous groups. First, there are those who felt solace and embraced having time away from the office and face-to-face teaching and data collection to submit some (or in some cases, many) of those ‘bottom draw papers’. Others have not had the same opportunities. Those with childcare, household management and other carer responsibilities, as well as in the workplace, extra teaching duties, were less likely to submit manuscripts to journals during the months of lockdown and physical distancing restrictions
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
JournalAustralian Journal of Primary Health
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2021


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