Advances in physiology

Latest Issue: 2017

Australian Family Physician aims to provide relevant, evidence-based, clearly articulated information to Australian GPs to assist them in providing the highest quality patient care; applicable to the varied geographic and social contexts in which GPs work and to all GP roles as clinician, researcher, educator, practice team member and opinion leader. All articles are subject to a peer review process before they are accepted for publication. The journal is indexed in MEDLINE, Index Medicus and Science Citation Index Expanded. In addition to editorial, letters and book reviews, articles are published in the following categories:

  • Focus articles – articles, usually commissioned, related to the featured theme of each issue of the journal
  • Clinical articles – Evidence-based review articles and case studies relating to assessment and management of specific symptoms or conditions addressed in general practice
  • Research articles – reports of quality, original research relevant to the needs of Australian GPs
  • Professional articles – Articles on non-clinical topics of relevance to GPs
  • Viewpoint articles – Clearly argued opinion pieces relating to primary care.


Latest issue

AFP Cover 2017

Advances in physiology

2017 Vol 46(4) 177-256

The April issue of AFP explores advances in diagnostic testing and treatment of disease.

Recent issues

AFP Cover 2017 March

Office-based procedures

March 2017 Vol 46 (3) 81-176

The March issue of AFP highlights a range of office-based procedures in general practice.

AFP Cover 2017 January/February

The joy of life

January/February 2017 Vol 46 (1) 1-80

This month’s articles include: Healthy living, Healthy sex, Healthy pregnancy and Healthy ageing

AFP Cover 2016 December

Substance Use

December 2016 Vol 45 (12) 853-932

This month's articles include: Chronic alcohol abuse,Prescription drug abuse, Cannabis use and its associated disorders

AFP Cover 2016 November


November 2016 Vol 45 (11) 773-852

This month's articles include: Neuropathic and non-neuropathic chronic pain at GP encounters, Neuroimaging, A general practice approach to Bell’s palsy

Issues by Year


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Reader and author responses to published articles appear with the article.

AFP Podcasts

We feature interviews with the authors of select articles for you to listen and learn at your leisure.

AFP Clinical Challenge

The Clinical Challenge comprises multiple choice questions based on the Focus articles in each issue. You can earn QI&CPD points by completing the Clinical Challenge via gplearning at the start of each month.

Authors and reviewers

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