A change of the editorial machinery

  • Arne Andersson
  • Torbjörn Karlsson


After 30 years of dedicated editorial work our editor for clinical sciences, Gunnar Ronquist, has decided to move on to other duties. During his guidance an extraordinary increase of the volume and quality of a venerable scientific journal has taken place. Founded as long ago as 1865—Journal of Internal Medicine founded in 1863 (former Acta Medica Scandinavica) is the only older medical journal in Sweden— Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences has changed and improved a lot. It started as a primarily local magazine—Upsala läkareförenings förhandligar—with contributions of varying scientific content, from rather easy ones like local weather reports to discoveries like Ivar Sandström’s detailed description of the parathyroid glands. In 1951 the title of the journal was changed to Acta Societatis Medicorum Upsaliensis and then added to the then quite popular series of Acta publications. During this time period, the journal contained a couple of articles that became subjects of Eugene Garfield’s Citation Classics that were published weekly for many years in Current Contents. The change into a journal with more international


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Andersson A., & Karlsson T. (2013). A change of the editorial machinery. Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences, 118(1). https://doi.org/10.3109/03009734.2013.764174

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