What is Open Access?

Peter Suber's A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access is a good starting point for investigating open access and open access publishing. For the sake of this blog, open access refers to the freely available full text content of scholarly ophthalmology, dermatology and cancer-related research articles found in open access journals, archives and databases. The gold road category of open access refers to non-embargoed content, or content which is immediately freely available at the time of publication (current journal issues). Embargoed content is usually freely available after a time delay of 1-12 months.


Use the topics / labels on the right-hand column to collocate resources with similar characteristics.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Journal Info

A new resource for authors looking to publish. Find comprehensive information on the journals you are looking at publishing in before you've signed your article away.

--Thanks to Peter Suber, Open Access News.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Discussion : Publishing in Open Access

Please add to the discussion:

Comment on your experiences with--and knowledge of--publishing and writing in open access here.

Though the idea of publishing in open access journals is relatively new to the scholarly community at large, just as it is in the fields of ophthalmology and dermatology, many start-up open access journals such as BMC Dermatology and BMC Ophthalmology--published by BioMed Central--have arisen in order to fulfill the growing demand for such venues of open access publishing opportunities in these areas.

Other journals like the Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, published by Medknow, which were once solely subscription- and fee-based have chosen to evolve into an open access format. The Community Eye Health Journal is freely available online with an optional paid print subscription provided free of charge for those in developing countries.

Almost every single online open access journal contains web pages for authors on how to publish and how to become a peer reviewer. Often these informational pages include instructions on preferred article formats for submission as well as online document submission functions.

Keep in mind that all journals publish uniquely, and each journal operates according to its own version of open access publishing. Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research allows authors to retain copyright of their work. Medknow does not charge any article processing fees for its journals.

The Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), made accessible online by HighWire Press, does not charge any per page submission fees to authors. However, a recent firing of the editorial staff of this journal--surrounded by rumour and suspicion--was the pre-cursor to Open Medicine. See the Why Open Medicine? link at the end of this page. To learn about the story, read the CBC news online article: New open-access medical journal, offshoot of CMAJ firing fight, is launched.

On SHERPA/RoMEO you can look up publisher and journal copyright and publishing policies through the search function or check out the entire list on the Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving page. SHERPA recently announced that RoMEO has doubled its entries this past year, amassing a grand total of 300 self-archiving publisher policies.

Authors may use arXiv.org pre-prints to pre-peer review.

The physics giant, CERN, has been an instigator and supporter of the open access movement in physics--as well as to a wider audience--and is a wonderful resource for any scholarly group or individual wanting to learn more about publishing and writing in open access. Check out the CERN Action on Open Access page for details.

Many start-up open access journals are using open source, open access software specifically for this purpose such as OJS: Open Journal Software. This software is tailored towards open access publishing. OJS is already being used for translation as a language platform, which hints of an ambitious future--open access which is accessible to any person regardless of language.

Additional Resources:

ALPSP : Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers
: Shaping the Future of Learned and Professional Publishing

Science Commons'
Subject Resources for
Open Access and Scholarly Communication Scholar’s Copyright Project

Resources for Authors

Charles W. Bailey, Jr.'s
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Discussion : State of OA in Eye & Skin Research

Please comment here regarding the state of open access publishing and research in ophthalmology and dermatology.

Of all the scholarly, peer-reviewed journals published worldwide, approximately 10% are said to be open access—-having current, immediate and freely available content. This statistic is definitely reflected in the fields of dermatology and ophthalmology. There does appear to be more open access journals in the cosmetic and plastic surgery areas of the field of dermatology than in the rest of the field. This may be due to the current public popularity of this topic in the world of clinical practice.

Open access refers to free online access to peer-reviewed scholarly literature
, which has traditionally been given away by authors without remuneration. "True"--or gold--open access refers to content available immediately upon being published. There is no embargo period on this content.

Some ophthalmology and dermatology publishers, such as the Oxford Journals from Oxford University Press allow delayed open access archives online to the general public. Most journal embargo periods generally range from about 3-12 months.

Some publishers such as Elsevier allow self-archiving. Self-archiving occurs when the author submits an article (pre- or post-print) to an open access subject or institutional archive/repository--making the content freely available. Elsevier allows institutional archiving, though not subject archiving.

The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is one of the top publishers in the medical field, publishing PLoS Medicine and PLoS One which focus on advancements of--and correlations between--all disciplines. Many OA journals are only published online, yet PLoS provides print issues on demand and accessible article content summaries for laypersons. It is a not-for-profit organization and they do not charge author article fees. BioMed Central, on the other hand, a for profit enterprise, charges an author fee to the tune of one to two thousand dollars.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

EyeNet Magazine

"EyeNet Magazine is an award-winning monthly news magazine published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology for its members. Our mission is to inform ophthalmologists about the clinical, socioeconomic and political trends that affect their practice" (From: http://www.aao.org/aao/publications/eyenet/aboutus.cfm).

Submit a Manuscript or Letter to EyeNet.

Digital Journal of Ophthalmology

Housed at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, "The mission of the DJO is to serve as a resource for ophthalmologists, vision scientists and ophthalmic patients throughout the world" (From: http://www.djo.harvard.edu/site.php?url=/home/about).

The "Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
is a specialty hospital providing outstanding patient care for disorders of the eye, ear, nose, throat, head and neck. Founded in 1824, MEEI is an international leader in Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology research and a teaching partner of Harvard Medical School" (From http://www.meei.harvard.edu/).

Physician Links

Cirugía Plástica Ibero-Latinoamericana

ISSN: 0376-7892 (Print)

First appearing in 1974 as the Spanish Journal of Plastic Surgery (ISSN 0034-9364), this is the official journal of the Sociedad Española de Cirugía Plástica, Reparadora y Estética (SECPRE), or the Spanish Society of Plastic Surgery, and the Ibero Latinamerican Federation of Plastic Surgery (FILACP).

Original research is published these areas of surgery: plastic, reconstructive, aesthetic, hand, microsurgery, maxilofacial and burns. Only abstracts are in English at this point. Full text and PDFs are in Spanish.


Who's Using DSpace?

"DSpace is an open-source digital archiving system designed by MIT Libraries and Hewlett Packard to capture, manage and share research in digital formats."

"Over 200 academic institutions and cultural organizations worldwide have adopted DSpace -- as an institutional repository, for learning materials, for records management and more."

"DSpace is freely available so you can customize and extend it to suit your needs. We invite you to join the DSpace Community."

(From: http://www.dspace.org/).

Journal of Postgraduate Medicine

ISSN: 0972-2823 (Print) ; 0022-3859 (CD)

"Journal of Postgraduate Medicine ( a multidisciplinary quarterly biomedical journal, is one of the oldest medical journals from India. The journal is official publication of the Staff Society of Seth G. S. Medical College and K. E. M. Hospital, Mumbai, India. The journal is published, managed and funded by Medknow Publications, Mumbai, India."

(From: http://www.jpgmonline.com/aboutus.asp).

Nigerian Journal of Surgical Research

ISSN: 1595-1103

From the Surgical Sciences Research Society, Zaria and Association of Surgeons of Nigeria.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Journal of Vision

ISSN: 1534-7362 (Electronic)

Publisher: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

"The Journal of Vision, an official journal of ARVO, is a scientific periodical devoted to all aspects of visual function in humans and other organisms. The journal is published exclusively in digital form: full-text articles may be accessed for free via the internet. The journal encourages the effective use of color, multimedia, hyperlinks, program code, and other digital enhancements" (From: http://www.journalofvision.org/info/about_the_journal.aspx).

See the Special Issues and "Call for Papers" page.

MEEI Public Affairs Department: E-news Feature Stories

Newsletter of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, associated with Harvard University.

Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society

ISSN: 0065-9533 (Print) ; 1545-6110 (Electronic)

Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society include frontmatter, papers, poster abstracts and theses.

Discussion : Suggestions for blog additions/improvements

Please leave any comments for suggestions to improve this blog here.

This includes additional resources and design elements. All submissions will be considered.

Community Eye Health Journal

ISSN: 0953-6833 (Print)

Begun in 1988 and published by the International Centre for Eye Health, Community Eye Health Journal is free online and for those in developing countries. Articles are reviewed by an editorial board and sometimes sent to peer review specialists. It includes an Indian Edition Supplement. Web site and articles full text in English, Spanish, French and Chinese.

Community Eye Health Journal: About Us

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Discussion : JRP Forum : Yahoo! Groups

"Welcome to the online forum associated with the Journal of Research Practice (JRP). The forum consists of research-inclined individuals and research students from around the world, associated with multiple specialist domains, who are interested in developing and promoting the journal. The journal focuses on innovations in research practice and research education. The journal is free-to-readers and it is hosted at http://jrp.icaap.org/"

Ostomy/Wound Management

ISSN: 0889-5899

"Ostomy Wound Management (OWM), the PREMIER journal for information on wound care and the related, overlapping fields of skin care, ostomy care, incontinence care, and nutrition, is the only peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary publication specifically dedicated to the advanced wound care practitioner" (From http://www.o-wm.com/).

Wound Care Conferences & Webcasts


ISSN: 1044-7946

"WOUNDS is the most widely read, peer-reviewed journal focusing on wound care and wound research. The information disseminated to our readers includes valuable research and commentaries on tissue repair and regeneration, biology and biochemistry of wound healing, and clinical management of various wound etiologies" (From http://www.woundsresearch.com/aboutus.cfm).

Wounds is one of the many journals which uses
Rapid Review
for their peer-review process.

The Internet Journal of Plastic Surgery

Published by Internet Scientific Publications, L.L.C., which maintains a goal to publish high-quality articles and interactive media and to promote informational and academic publishing, this journal is peer-reviewed by an editorial board.

International Seminars in Surgical Oncology

ISSN: 1477-7800 (Electronic)

Mostly concerned with surgical oncology in cancers not related to the eye or skin, there are, however, a few very relevant articles for dermatologists and ophthalmologist encompassed within this journal such as the 2004 article, The new reconstruction technique in the treatment of the skin cancers located on the eyelid, by Eray Copcu and Nazan Sivrioglu.

Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery

ISSN: 0970-0358

A publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India, this web site (and all Medknow journal sites) provides the ability to search across over 40 international Medknow journals for relevant articles in many disciplines on the Search page. If you are a specialist, you may also Apply as Referee for Medknow journals.

Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research

ISSN: 1750-1164 (Electronic)

This journal is cross-disciplinary and bridges diverse surgical fields. Authors retain the copyright of their work. See the informative and thorough about page for more detailed information.

arXiv.org's Quantitative Biology Archive

Quantitative Biology Topics:

Cell Behavior
Molecular Networks
Neurons and Cognition
Quantitative Methods
Subcellular Processes
Tissues and Organs

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Diagnostic Pathology

"Diagnostic Pathology is an Open Access, peer-reviewed, online journal that considers research in surgical and clinical pathology, immunology, and biology, with a special focus on cutting-edge approaches in diagnostic pathology and tissue-based therapy" (From http://www.diagnosticpathology.org/info/about/).

Check out the About Diagnostic Pathology page for more detailed scope information.

Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia

Print ISSN 0004-2749

This is a publication of the Conselho Brasileiro de Oftalmologia with a mission "To register the scientific output in Ophthalmology, to promote the study, enhancement, and actualization of the professionals of the specialty" (From http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?

Only abstracts are available in English. Articles are in Portuguese.

Revista Cubana de Oftalmología

Print ISSN 0864-2176

Published by the Editorial Ciencias Médicas, this journal focuses on ophthalmology in general and specializations of the field as well.

Journal web site is in English, Spanish and Portuguese, though all the English content is not there. English language abstracts only. Full text and PDFs are in Spanish.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología

Print ISSN 0365-6691

A Publication of the Sociedad Española de Oftalmología, this journal's mission is "To publish works on fundamental and clinical research, as well as historical issues and images related to Ophthalmology" (From http://wwwscielo.isciii.es/scielo.php?

The web site is in English, Portuguese and Spanish though they are still working on the English content. The publication is available in full text and PDF Spanish. Only abstracts in English are available at this time.

Canadian Journal of Surgery / Journal Canadien de Chirurgie

ISSN: 0008-428X (Print)

Published by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA)--first formed in 1867--this Canadian surgical journal promotes continuing education for Canada's surgeons and specialists. See the Instructions for Authors page on how to publish with CJS, which accepts original manuscripts in English and French.

World Wide Wounds

ISSN 1369-2607

"As an independent online journal, World Wide Wounds is dedicated to promoting excellent practice and better communication across the speciality. The information provided will vary in complexity and depth . . . The focus of the majority of articles will remain clinically based and be of direct practical relevance to those who manage wounds on a daily basis" (From: http://www.worldwidewounds.com/Common/About-The-Journal.html).

World Wide Wounds: Links

Skin & Aging

ISSN: 1096-0120


The publishers of Skin & Aging also publish several practical newsletters geared towards specific careers such as DermNurse, derm Resident, DermPA Today, Derm Practice, Extensions(PAs/Nurses) and Pathways (Residents).

Annals of Long-Term Care : Clinical Care and Aging

"Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging is a peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Geriatrics Society, focusing on the clinical and practical issues related to the diagnosis and management of long-term care residents" (From: http://www.annalsoflongtermcare.com/about.cfm).

Journal of Molecular and Genetic Medicine

ISSN: 1057-2805 (Print)

"The Journal will publish high-quality peer-reviewed articles addressing most aspects of molecular and genetic biomedical research. The Journal aims at providing an efficient route to fast-track publication, within 10-12 weeks of manuscript submission if accepted. Furthermore, manuscripts will be made available online in their final form generally within two weeks of acceptance." (From: http://www.libpubmedia.co.uk/MedJ/AimsAndScope.htm).

Start Your Own Journal
with Library Publishing Media

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Journal of The Egyptian Women's Dermatologic Society

ISSN: 1687-1537

This journal publishes articles within and specifically pertaining to the field of dermatology. The 16th annual International Meeting of Egyptian Women's Dermatologic Society (EWDS), in participation with the International Society of Dermatology (ISD), will be held in Cairo, Egypt October 29 – November 2, 2007.

The Internet Journal of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

ISSN: 1528-8269

Published by Internet Scientific Publications, L.L.C., which maintains a goal to publish high-quality articles and interactive media and to promote informational and academic publishing, this journal is peer-reviewed by an editorial board.

The Internet Journal of Dermatology

ISSN: 1531-3018

Published by Internet Scientific Publications, L.L.C., which maintains a goal to publish high-quality articles and interactive media and to promote informational and academic publishing, this journal is peer-reviewed by an editorial board.

Dermatología Peruana

ISSN 1028-7175 (Print)

An official publication of the Sociedad Peruana de Dermatología, Dermatología Peruana (formerly "Revista de la Sociedad Peruana de Dermatología"), disseminates articles in the advancement of and investigation in dermatological research. The Web site is in English, Portuguese and Spanish but the English content is in the works. English abstracts are available, but no full text as of yet. Full text and PDF articles are in Spanish.

Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia

ISSN: 0365-0596 (Print)

Published by the Sociedade Brasileira de Dermatologia, the original papers presented in Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia are published in Portuguese and English and cover the field of dermatology and related areas.

Journal of Research Practice : JRP

ISSN 1712-851X

Published by the International Consortium for the Advancement in Academic Publication (ICAAP), the international Journal of Research Practice strives to further the promotion and visibility of research practice and education in multiple disciplines.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Infectious Agents and Cancer

ISSN: 1750-9378 (Electronic)

"Infectious Agents and Cancer is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal that encompasses all aspects of basic, clinical and translational research providing an insight into the association between chronic infections and cancer" (From: http://www.infectagentscancer.com/info/about/).

Molecular Cancer

ISSN: 1476-4598 (Electronic)

"Molecular Cancer promotes the exchange of ideas, concepts and findings in any area of cancer and related biomedical science. Molecular Cancer is interested in articles from basic, translational and clinical research, opening new avenues for the understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. (From : http://www.molecular-cancer.com/info/about/).

Journal of Burns and Wounds

ISSN: 1554-0766 (Electronic)

"The Journal of Burns and Wounds seeks original articles, editorials, historical and current reviews, letters and case reports, and descriptions of clinical care, rehabilitation, and surgical techniques as they relate to the areas of burns and wounds. Such articles can be evidence-based topics and can include pharmacology of drugs and therapies as well as the cellular and molecular mechanisms of disease states. Scientific reports of original research in such areas as economic policy, ethics, law, and health care delivery are also welcome" (From: http://www.journalofburnsandwounds.com/forauthors.html).

Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics : JCRT

ISSN: 0973-1482

" . . . the official publication of Association of Radiation Oncology of India (AROI). The JCRT, a quarterly publication, is dedicated to basic and clinical sciences in oncology including radiation oncology" (From http://www.cancerjournal.net/aboutus.asp).

Search across over 40 international Medknow journals for relevant articles in many disciplines on the Search page. If you are a specialist, you may also Apply as Referee for Medknow journals.

Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology

ISSN: 0378-6323 (Print) ; 0973-3922 (Electronic)

The official publication of the IADVL (Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists)and "Established in 1940 . . . The purpose of the IJDVL is to facilitate scientific dialogue amongst its members through the medium of publication of case reports, studies or letters as well as to deliver continuing medical education to its members and postgraduate students through reviews and other articles. While doing this the IJDVL is committed to include only adequately authenticated material that is of scientific value to the clinicians or postgraduates of this specialty in India" (From: http://www.ijdvl.com/aboutus.asp.

Search across over 40 international Medknow journals for relevant articles in many disciplines on the Search page. If you are a specialist, you may also Apply as Referee for Medknow journals.

Indian Journal of Cancer

ISSN: 0019-509X (Print)

Officially a publication of the Indian Cancer Society and Indian Society of Oncology, this journal has showcased the progression of ontological sciences in India since 1963.

Search across over 40 international Medknow journals for relevant articles in many disciplines on the Search page. If you are a specialist, you may also Apply as Referee for Medknow journals.

Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology

ISSN: 1110-7243 (Print) ; 1110-7251 (Electronic)

"The Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology is an international journal publishing original work in all areas of biomedicine (carcinogenesis, epidemiology, gene therapy, mutagenesis, pathology, pharmacology, toxicology, etc.) and biotechnology (microbial, animal, and plant biotechnology). Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology also welcomes papers from geneticists and molecular biologists covering the area of animal, bacterial, and plant genetics, as well as contributions on medical informatics, medical technology, and commercial biotechnology" (From: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jbb/).

Starting New Open Access Journal with Hindawi.

Mediators of Inflammation

ISSN: 0962-9351 (Print)

"Mediators of Inflammation is committed to the rapid publication of high quality international articles. Whilst not neglecting any of the earlier known mediators such as histamine, bradykinin, prostaglandins, leukotrienes and PAF, Mediators of Inflammation focuses on research into cytokines (tumour necrosis factors, interleukins, interferons), biological response modifiers and the family of cell adhesion-promoting molecules. In addition, particular emphasis is placed upon papers documenting research into the interactions between the various mediators" (From: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/mi/).

Starting New Open Access Journal with Hindawi.


ISSN: 1357-714X (Print) ; 1369-1643 (Electronic)

"Sarcoma is dedicated to publishing papers covering all aspects of connective tissue oncology research. It brings together work from scientists and clinicians carrying out a broad range of research in this field, including the basic sciences, molecular biology and pathology and the clinical sciences of epidemiology, surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. High-quality papers concerning the entire range of bone and soft tissue sarcomas in both adults and children, including Kaposi's sarcoma, are published as well as preclinical and animal studies."

"This journal provides a central forum for the description of advances in diagnosis, assessment and treatment of this rarely seen, but often mismanaged, group of patients. It is of interest to all those working with bone and soft tissue tumours, including medical, surgical and paediatric oncologists, radiotherapists, pathologists and research scientists"

(From: http://www.hindawi.com/new.html).

Starting New Open Access Journal with Hindawi.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

PLoS Medicine

ISSN: 1549-1277 (Print) ; 1549-1676 (Electronic)

"PLoS Medicine believes that medical research is an international public resource. The journal provides an open-access venue for important, peer-reviewed advances in all disciplines. With the ultimate aim of improving human health, we encourage research and comment that address the global burden of disease" (From: http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/information.php).

Why Publish in PLoS Medicine?


ISSN: 1932-6203 (Electronic)

"PLoS ONE features reports of primary research from all disciplines within science and medicine. By not excluding papers on the basis of subject area, PLoS ONE facilitates the discovery of the connections between papers whether within or between disciplines" (From: http://www.plosone.org/static/information.action).

Why Publish in PLoS ONE?

Open Medicine

ISSN: 1911-2092

"Open Medicine is a peer-reviewed, independent, open-access general medical journal. The mission of Open Medicine is to facilitate the equitable global dissemination of high-quality health research; to promote international dialogue and collaboration on health issues; to improve clinical practice; and to expand and deepen the understanding of health and health care. The Journal will examine issues relevant to health and clinical medicine both in Canada and internationally" (From: http://www.openmedicine.ca/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope).

Their Open Access Policy and Information for Librarians

Monday, June 4, 2007

The Internet Journal of Head and Neck Surgery

New official online journal of the Cancer Aid & Research Foundation coming soon! Want to help them get started? Instructions for Authors.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Sightline (Wilmer Eye Institute - Johns Hopkins)

"Published twice each year, Sightline presents news about the patient care, research, and teaching missions of the Institute, and the contributions provided by individuals and foundations to support the Institute's programs and activities" (From: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/wilmer/news/sightline/).

Review of Ophthalmology

Discuss with your peers on the Review of Ophthalmology Forum and schedule work trips using the Calendar of Events.

Ophthalmology Times

Check out the Classifieds for career opportunities.
Don't miss the InDispensable articles and Supplements.

Journal of Carcinogenesis

ISSN: 1477-3163 (Electronic)

"Journal of Carcinogenesis considers manuscripts in many areas of carcinogenesis including: physical and chemical carcinogenesis and mutagenesis; processes influencing or modulating carcinogenesis, such as DNA repair; genetics, nutrition, and metabolism of carcinogens; the mechanism of action of carcinogens and modulating agents; epidemiological studies; and, the formation, detection, identification, and quantification of environmental carcinogens" (From: http://www.carcinogenesis.com/info/about/).

Cancer Cell International

ISSN: 1475-2867 (Electronic)

"Cancer Cell International is an Open Access, peer-reviewed, online journal that considers research on cancer cells, originating largely from work using cell culture techniques. It serves the world as a publication of the International Federation for Cell Biology" (From: http://www.cancerci.com/info/about/).

BMC Ophthalmology

ISSN: 1471-2415 (Electronic)

"BMC Ophthalmology is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of eye disorders, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology" (From: http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcophthalmol/).

BMC Dermatology

ISSN: 1471-5945 (Electronic)

"BMC Dermatology is an Open Access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of skin disorders, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology" (From: http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcdermatol/about/).

Canadian Medical Association Journal : CMAJ

ISSN: 1488-2329 (Electronic) ; 0820-3946 (Print)

"CMAJ is an open- and free-access journal—there are no author or page charges and access is provided free on the web (HighWire Press), www.cmaj.ca without registration" (From: http://www.cmaj.ca/misc/about.shtml).

Full text available from 1911 to the present.

CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians

ISSN: 0007-9235 (Print); 1542-4863 (Electronic)

Published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and produced by the American Cancer Society, this journal focuses on cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

"Although CA is an oncology journal, it is not a journal only for oncologists. It reaches a very wide and diverse group of professionals, and provides an unparalleled opportunity to present information to these professionals about cancer prevention, early detection, treatment of all forms, palliation, advocacy issues, quality-of-life topics, and more" (From: http://caonline.amcancersoc.org/misc/about.shtml).

Annals of Internal Medicine

ISSN: 0003-4819 (Print) ; 1539-3704 (Electronic)

Published by the American College of Physicians--American Society of Internal Medicine since 1927.

Read articles on your PDA: PDA Services.

Johns Hopkins Advanced Studies in Medicine

ISSN: 1530-3004

"Advanced Studies in Medicine is dedicated to evaluating and integrating advances and specialty knowledge to guide and enhance the primary care clinician's practice" (From: http://www.jhasim.com/index.cfm).

The Office of Continuing Medical Education at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's Advanced Studies in Medicine programs: CME Programs.


"The emphasis of Dermanities will be on patient care, physician experiences, and the interplay of medicine with the social & psychological sciences."

"Through essays, humor, poetry, and the shared collective wisdom of the global community, AHD [Alliance for
Humane Dermatology
]and Dermanities aim to enrich the dermatologic and medical community."

(From: http://www.dermanities.com/about.asp).

Indian Journal of Dermatology

ISSN: 0019-5154 (Print)

"Published since 1955, Indian Journal of Dermatology continues to be one of the pioneer medical journals from India. It is, in fact, one of the oldest journals dedicated to this particular discipline. Since its inception, the Journal publishes information relating to skin, its ailments and the different modes of therapeutics. It also carries articles on Leprosy, STI and HIV/AIDS" (From: http://www.e-ijd.org/).

Search across over 40 international Medknow journals for relevant articles in many disciplines on the Search page. If you are a specialist, you may also want to check out the Join our team of reviewers page.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

East and Central African Journal of Surgery

ISSN: 1024-297X

From the Association of Surgeons of East Africa and College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa.

Dermatology Online Journal

ISSN: 1087-2108 (Electronic)

Since 1995 the Dermatology Online Journal has provided relevant reference and educational information for international dermatologists through published scholarly articles which have allowed writers to retain copyright of their own work. It is sponsored by the Department of Dermatology UC Davis and the Northern California Veterans Administration.

Acta Dermato-Venereologica

ISSN: 0001-5555 (Print)

"It was founded in 1920 by Johan Almqvist and edited during 1936-1969 by Sven Hellerström. Since 1970, the journal has been published for the Society for the Publication of Acta Dermato-Venereologica on a non-profit basis. Acta Dermato-Venereologica publishes high-quality manuscripts in English dealing with new observations on basic dermatological and venereological research, as well as clinical investigations" (From: http://medicaljournals.se/adv/).

For authors: Submission Online

Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

ISSN: 0301-4738 (Print)

"The IJO which is an indexed, peer reviewed journal, originated as a platform for the scientific expression of the AIOS [All India Ophthalmological Society] which is the umbrella society to which almost all ophthalmologists in India belong. However it has grown over the years to be international in its scope, also accepting articles of merit from contributors all over the world" (From: http://www.ijo.in/aboutus.asp)

Search across over 40 international Medknow journals for relevant articles in many disciplines on the Search page. If you are a specialist, you may also Apply as Referee for Medknow journals.

Open Medicine Blogs

Peter Suber's Open Access News

This blog was created for Heather Morrison's Open Access Course taught through the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS) program at the University of British Columbia. Check out the SLAIS Open Access Course Blog for more information.