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By Pali U. K. De Silva, Candace K. Vance

This publication seriously examines the ancient advancements and present traits within the medical scholarly communique procedure, concerns and demanding situations in clinical scholarly publishing and medical info sharing, implications and debates linked to the impression of highbrow estate rights on medical details sharing, and new tendencies with regards to peer reviewing and measuring the influence of medical courses. in accordance with thorough exam of released literature, the e-book illustrates the involvement of many stakeholders—scientists, technological know-how educators, college directors, executive entities, study funders, and different parties—in this complicated and dynamic method. The dialogue highlights the jobs those stakeholders need to play, separately and collaboratively, to assist rework the way forward for the medical scholarly verbal exchange system.

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However, they also observed that although PLoS Biology and PLoS Medicine charge relatively high APCs, these high IF-journals do not seem to have difficulty attracting article submissions (Davis and Walters 2011). Meanwhile, other business models are being tested to pay the publication fees of articles to make them OA. The Compact for Open Access Publishing Equity (COPE)17 (Shieber 2009) invites universities to commit to equitable support of the APC model of open access by subsidizing faculty fees for publishing in OA journals.

Evans, J. , & Reimer, J. (2009). Open access and global participation in science. Science, 323 (5917), 1025. 1154562 Eysenbach, G. (2006). Citation advantage of open access articles. PLoS Biology, 4(5), e157. Faber Frandsen, T. (2009). Attracted to open access journals: A bibliometric author analysis in the field of biology. Journal of documentation, 65(1), 58–82. , et al. (2010). Self-selected or mandated, open access increases citation impact for higher quality research. PLoS ONE, 5 (10), e13636.

2013) observed steady growth in the number of OA journals that do not charge APCs between 1999 and 2010. They also reported a sharp increase in the number of APC-funded OA journals as well as the number of articles published in these journals after 2004, reflecting the success of some OA publishers, such as PLoS, BioMed Central, and Hindawi (Solomon et al. 2013). Based on their study findings, Davis and Walters (2011) suggested that APCs hinder broader participation in OA initiatives. However, they also observed that although PLoS Biology and PLoS Medicine charge relatively high APCs, these high IF-journals do not seem to have difficulty attracting article submissions (Davis and Walters 2011).

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