OM blog - Rise of openness in medicine

Submitted by Dean Giustini on May 1, 2007 - 00:31

In addition to the systematic review of Guyatt and other clinical articles, our inaugural issue deals thematically with the rise of openness in medical publishing. You might even say our first issue is a phoenix rising. Why is openness, independence and transparency important in an era of evidence-based practice?

OM Blog feedback needed

Submitted by Dean Giustini on April 26, 2007 - 16:38

Bloggers are e-mailing asking about the appearance of OM blog. Some of you might be interested to know that we are using Drupal, a freely-available open-source content management system.

What do you think of the new look? Please take a minute and send me an e-mail or post your comments. I'll be working on the next post The Rise of Openness in Medicine and will post soon.

Better outcomes in Canada, half the cost

Submitted by Dean Giustini on April 24, 2007 - 00:45

[img_assist|nid=9|title=The 'pyramid of evidence'|desc=|link=node|align=right|width=212|height=155]Now that the excitement of the launch of Open Medicine is ebbing somewhat, I’d like to take a moment to mention one of the important papers in our inaugural issue, and to point readers to further peer-reviewed research to enhance their reading of the paper.

Welcome to OM blog

Submitted by Dean Giustini on April 18, 2007 - 19:33

Welcome to the Open Medicine (OM) blog - a new interactive information and discussion forum for readers of our Journal. Our blog is a place to visit, share and learn something new. Please tell your friends about us.

Open medicine is born

Submitted by Dean Giustini on April 18, 2007 - 17:42

This is a good day for academic librarians who want to be equal partners in the academic enterprise. Open access (OA) librarians who have followed this story will be pleased to hear that Open Medicine - a peer-reviewed, independent, international medical journal supporting academic freedom - was launched today.

Open access to medical knowledge matters

Submitted by Dean Giustini on April 17, 2007 - 16:45

As an open access (OA) librarian, I would like to share my thoughts about the principles of open access that I value in my chosen profession. First, open access to scholarly information in the digital world is not only a core value for me, but for many librarians. It's in our DNA (well, I am a medical librarian).