Happy Open Access Day!

oad_120x240Today is the world’s first Open Access Day, and event to broaden awareness of open access publishing. Founded by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), Students for FreeCulture, and the Public Library of Science, the day will feature live, worldwide broadcasts of events at 7:00 PM (Eastern and Pacific time), as well as many other events organised by participants worldwide.

Open access, enabling free download and reuse of published articles, is particularly important in medicine, where subscription barriers can mean clinicians don’t have access to up-to-date information on treatment and healthcare. With ever-increasing subscription costs, those outside of large institutions rarely have subscriptions to all relevant journals.

All articles published in JMCR and Cases Journal are of course completely free for anyone to download, and readers can reproduce the case reports (eg for teaching purposes) with no need to request permission. With many of our cases coming from developing nations, open access is essential for these case reports to reach the audience that needs them.

Support open access and our case report journals by publishing with us, and give your experiences a voice.

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