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The Good, Bad, and Ugly- Open access into the sunlight

Tweet Three significant things happened in the last week or so: GOOD JQ Johnson, Director of Scholarly Communications & Instructional Support for the University of Oregon Libraries, took a crack at a simple mash up of SCImago Journal Rankings (SJRs) with open access journals that appear in the Directory of Open Access Journals to create a [...]

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Tue, March 6 2012 » Uncategorized » 1 Comment

Emergency Medicine and PMC- Not quite there yet

Tweet Having looked a general medicine journals recently and being less than impressed with some of the most famous journals and their benign stance (absolute authors’ responsibility for PMC archiving) about serving tax payer access interest,  I thought to take a similar look at another specialty. Emergency medicine occupies an important role in every hospital [...]

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Mon, September 5 2011 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Turkey’s expanding participation in the biomedical open access literature movement

Tweet You can search the journal database maintained by the online Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) for countries where open access journals are published, which will provide a comparative statistical barometer of open access activity.  As of today, here is an interesting comparison of locally published open access: June 13th 2011 DOAJ Search Result [...]

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Tue, June 14 2011 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Another candidate for a new open access journal: health chaplaincy

Tweet There are a couple of  subscription journals that focus on spiritual support in health care settings: Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy (Taylor and Francis) Journal of Religion and Health (Springer; Open Choice option available) There are also a number of broader religious and interdisciplinary subscription journals, such as the Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, [...]

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Sun, May 22 2011 » Uncategorized » No Comments

A missing open access journal: medical geology

Tweet That’s right.   Medical geology.  A friend and colleague at Yale, Professor H. Catherine W. Skinner, is the editor of one textbook title in this young field:  Geology and Health: Closing the Gap. Like most credible, carefully edited textbooks, this hardcover book is for sale, but I went looking in the Directory of Open [...]

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Sat, April 16 2011 » Uncategorized » No Comments

The timeline of Sports Medicine open access

Tweet   The Directory of Open Access Journals currently lists 19 open access titles in the subject category Sports Medicine.  Here they are in the chronological order of launching: Sports Medicine Open Access Journals YEAR JOURNAL TITLE Language 2000 Revista International de Medicina y Ciencias de la Actividad Fisica y del Deporte Spanish 2001 Revista [...]

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Sat, February 26 2011 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Window dressing -adding links to my blog

Tweet I hope you already know about these timely and important sites: The Digital Repository Federation (DRF) is a Japanese federation consisting of 87 universities and research institutes (as of February 2009), which aims to promote open access and institutional repositories in Japan. In Japan,  the National Institute of Informatics (NII), Tokyo, has  also supported institutional [...]

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Wed, January 5 2011 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Open access advocate and publisher for the Scandinavian World

Tweet Co-Action Publishing, founded in 2007 with the intent to accelerate the shift toward gold open access publishing in Sweden, Denmark, and Norway, describe themselves as providing tailored open access solutions.  To that end, this publisher collaborated with the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ),  the National Library of Sweden, and Nordbib to launch an Online Guide to [...]

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Sun, March 28 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments