OM blog - Google Ignores Medical Librarians

Submitted by Dean Giustini on June 28, 2007 - 02:42

I've been hearing the rumours - and thinking it can't be right. Now that the announcement is out - it is an insult to health librarians everywhere.

OM blog - Americans like Canada's Health System

Submitted by Dean Giustini on June 26, 2007 - 03:33
Last week, Open Medicine published a very timely article about what Americans who live in Canada think of our healthcare system compared to the American system:

OM blog - Discuss & Respond @ OpenMedicine

Submitted by Dean Giustini on June 23, 2007 - 12:58

[img_assist|nid=36|title=Bowl of hygeia|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=96|height=100]Open Medicine starts Rapid Responses

Rapid responses are short pieces (~750 words) discussing recently posted research or commentary pieces in Open Medicine. They are posted within one week of the article release date. We consider invited and unsolicited articles for this section.

OM blog - Monitoring hypertension patients

Submitted by Dean Giustini on June 20, 2007 - 13:41

In Open Medicine's first issue, we published a large 'population cohort
(over 164,000 patients) by McAlister et al. The population in this case was elderly Ontarian residents (age 66 and over) who were being treated for hypertension, and followed for 24 months between 1994 and 2002. (See full article.)

OM blog - Wikipedia entry for 'Open Medicine'

Submitted by Dean Giustini on June 18, 2007 - 00:53

The wisdom of crowds...check out the wikipedia entry for Open Medicine.

OM blog - Top Medical blogs @

Submitted by Dean Giustini on June 16, 2007 - 13:34

[img_assist|nid=32|title=The best, or?|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=100|height=25], a commericial online pharmacy, and free source of drug information for consumers, has come up with an ingenious marketing plan - it has come up with a list of the world's Top 100 Medical blogs. Even if you don't trust sites, or like the drugsite's motivation behind this list, you have to admit it garners attention.

OM blog - Open access, medicine and academic freedom

Submitted by Dean Giustini on June 12, 2007 - 15:33

[img_assist|nid=18|title=The Access Principle|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=73|height=100]Here, some of my Open Medicine colleagues discuss the circumstances that led to the launch of the Journal, and its existence as an example of open access's contribution to academic freedom.

OM blog - Join in on the Global Discussion

Submitted by Dean Giustini on June 11, 2007 - 22:20

Call for papers

JOIN OPEN MEDICINE in a global effort to raise awareness and stimulate research into poverty and human development.

On October 22nd 2007, Open Medicine and more than 200 other scientific journals will publish original research and commentary focused on this important and underserved area of scientific discourse.

OM blog - Do Open Access 'Right' says Harnad

Submitted by Dean Giustini on June 9, 2007 - 22:39

Why Doesn't Canada Do It Right, Leading Instead of Following?

Stevan Harnad
American Scientist Open Access Forum