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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Journal of emergency medicine converts to OA

The Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine has converted to OA and will be managed by BioMed Central. See the announcement on the BioMed Central blog or the journal's editorial:

... SJTREM has chosen open access publishing for several reasons. Articles are freely and universally accessible online, thus articles are highly visible and read by a wide audience. The authors hold copyright for their work and grant anyone the right to reproduce and disseminate the article provided that it is correctly cited, in accordance with BioMed Centralís open access license agreement. Besides PubMed Central, the journalís articles are archived in repositories at the University of Potsdam in Germany, at INIST in France and in e-Depot, the National Library of the Netherlandsí digital archive of all electronic publications.

Thanks to substantial funding from The Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation and The Laerdal Foundation for Acute Medicine, all article-processing charges are covered by the journal. The results of scientific research, as well as clinical experience and commentaries published with SJTREM will be available free of charge to the whole emergency medicine community, both authors and readers. ...