The Australian Medical Association, along with its wholly owned publishing subsidiary AMPCo, did its best over the weekends to allay the concerns of Australia's medical community after plans to outsource production of Australia's leading medical journal led to the sacking of the editor and the resignation of two senior editors.

As Crikey reported on Friday, AMPCo's decision to outsource production of the Medical Journal of Australia to Elsevier had been fiercely opposed by its editor-in-chief Stephen Leeder.