The team at Open Medicine, a peer-reviewed Canadian open access medical journal, has an editorial on the first five years of the journal, reflecting on an experience that demonstrates the potential and challenges of open access publishing.
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The Canadian Medical Association Journal has announced that it will cease being an open access journal beginning in January 2010 with plans to restrict some content to subscribers. Canadian medical researchers who wish to publish in an open access journal can still publish in Open Medicine, a peer-reviewed, independent open […]
Claire Kendall and Sally Murray, editors of Open Medicine, call on our "academic health care institutions to step up their commitment to the open access movement."
The Canadian Medical Association Journal offers a strong endorsement of open access for medical publishing, yet Open Medicine and the Public Library of Science rightly note that there are important differences between free access (which CMAJ provides) and open access (which it does not).
There are several media reports this morning (including an excellent piece in the Tyee) on the launch of Open Medicine, a new Canadian open access medical journal, conceived in the aftermath of the editorial firings at the Canadian Medical Association Journal.