Wednesday, October 31, 2012

What is Open Access?

Nick Shockey and Jonathan Eisen take us through the world of open access publishing and explain just what it's all about. Make sure to watch it in HD and Fullscreen!

Thank you PhD Comics for your great explanation of 'What is Open Access?'

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Thursday, June 04, 2009

The Open Medicine Wiki Project

Staying current, particularily in the rapidly developing area of medical research, has and continues to present a challenge. In response, creative solutions have given rise to syntheses presented in systemic reviews and meta-analyses of the research literature; the development of dynamic, point-of-care, evidence-based clinical summaries databases; technological innovations supporting anytime, anywhere access to the most current knowledge via handheld devices; as well as RSS for automatically bringing today's research news to you.

The Open Medicine Wiki Project, is set to demonstrate the next innovative response to this challenge; one which we all do well to note! This project presents a whole new opportunity for publishing academic research while maintaining currency to boot! Online collaboration software, commonly referred to as 'wiki' software provides the vehicle for this conceivably fundamental change.

With 'open access' more of us could Read more ; with 'open collaboration' more of us can now wRite more; I will leave the Math ['Rithmatic] up to you! Find out more about this exciting project and follow its collaborative outcome going forward ...

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Yale Image Finder

Search the actual image content of over 34,000 open access articles from PubMed Central.
One can chose to search the full text of the article; or just the title, abstract or image caption. However,the Yale Image Finder is unique in that it uses 'optical character recognition'(OCR) which allows you to search even within an image.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

What are NTD's and What do they have to do with me?

Read the latest editorial from
PLoS ~ The Public Library of Science
and their ~ Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Journal

Waging Peace through Neglected Tropical Disease Control: A US Foreign Policy for the Bottom Billion
by Peter J. Hotez1 & Tommy G. Thompson. [click on main title]

The Public Library of Science or PLoS provides this and other excellent open access peer-reviewed journals such as:

PLoS Medicine.
PLoS Pathogens
PLoS Genetics
PLoS Biology

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Monday, October 06, 2008

Rural and Remote Health Journal

This international journal is a not-for-profit, electronic, peer reviewed academic publication. It aims to further rural and remote health education, research and practice.
Note some recent articles of interest to medical/nursing students and educators:

"Influence of a rural background on a medical student’s decision to specialize in family medicine." ~ under the North American section.

"Perceived educational value and enjoyment of a rural clinical rotation for medical students." ~ under the African section.

"The crusade – a metaphorical explication of the journey made by mature female undergraduate nursing students."
~ from the Australasian section.

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