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Sunday, November 09, 2003

More on the Calicut Medical Journal

Excerpt from a notice in the November 9 issue of Kerala Next: "The first on-line open access medical journal from Kerala, [the Calicut Medical Journal], launched by the Kozhikode Medical College Alumni Association a week ago, has been drawing good response from all over the world. The decision of the world-famous open access e-print archives, Cog Prints, to archive the journal has also contributed in its big success, says P V Ramachandran, Professor of Radiodiagnosis, Kozhikode Medical College who is also the editor-in-chief of the journal. On the launching day itself, the site has registered 5,000 hits....'Open access journal is the best possible method for information dissemination among medical scholars from the third world countries,' [Ramachandran] said."