For starters I would refer your questioner to the following three
websites, which have a host of useful information for someone thinking
about starting up a journal:

World Association of Medical Editors

Council of Science Editors

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors


T. Scott Plutchak
Director, Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham
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Subject: Guidelines for Establishing a Medical Journal

Hi Folks

  I have a query from a faculty member and I am requesting any advice
that I can get. The faculty wants to publish a medical journal and  the
individual wants to know the following:

  1.  Guidelines for establishing a medical journal.

  2.  Composition of Editorial Board

  3.  Composition of Advisory Board etc.


  Sheree Singh
  Medical Sciences Library
  The University of the West Indies
  St. Augustine
  West Indies