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Osteopathic Medicine and Primary Care completes first year of publication.

Licciardone JC, Cardarelli R - Osteopath Med Prim Care (2008)

Bottom Line: Osteopathic Medicine and Primary Care affords authors the opportunity for rapid and universal dissemination of their work.We are keen to receive author manuscripts and reader comments on articles during 2008.A journal fund has been established to offset the cost of article processing charges for eligible authors who submit qualified manuscripts.

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Affiliation: Osteopathic Research Center, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX, USA. licciar@hsc.unt.edu.

ABSTRACT
Osteopathic Medicine and Primary Care affords authors the opportunity for rapid and universal dissemination of their work. We are keen to receive author manuscripts and reader comments on articles during 2008. A journal fund has been established to offset the cost of article processing charges for eligible authors who submit qualified manuscripts.

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Number of monthly accesses of articles published in BioMed Central independent journals over time.
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Figure 1: Number of monthly accesses of articles published in BioMed Central independent journals over time.

Mentions: As a BioMed Central independent, open access journal, Osteopathic Medicine and Primary Care is uniquely positioned to serve its readers. In just the past two years, viewing of BioMed Central independent journals has doubled (Figure 1). This demonstrates that the extraordinary potential of open access publishing in attracting new readers and disseminating research findings is being realized. Because articles in Osteopathic Medicine and Primary Care are universally accessible online without charge, even clinicians and researchers in remote settings and those not affiliated with major universities may avail themselves of our latest publications. Thus far, 14% of all articles in Osteopathic Medicine and Primary Care have earned the "highly accessed" designation independently conferred by BioMed Central [2,3]. A second advantage of our open access publishing is the short lag time in bringing articles to press. During 2007, the mean time from initial manuscript submission to publication of peer-reviewed articles was 199 days. However, even this parameter is biased upwards because several manuscripts were already accepted but awaiting the official launch of Osteopathic Medicine and Primary Care in January 2007. When considering only those manuscripts initially submitted following our launch, the mean lag time to publication of peer-reviewed articles was 137 days. Our goal in 2008 will be to further reduce this lag time to less than 120 days. A third advantage of our open access publishing is that all articles are immediately indexed in PubMed and permanently archived in PubMed Central, the full-text repository of life science literature maintained by the United States National Library of Medicine. During 2007, Osteopathic Medicine and Primary Care was also accepted for indexing in CINAHL, the database providing a cumulative index to the nursing and allied health literature. Lastly, our open access publishing also provides unlimited space for appending tables, extensive data, figures, photographs, and video footage to an article. Nowhere in Osteopathic Medicine and Primary Care were such features more clearly evident in 2007 than in the highly accessed review by Hruby and Hoffman [2], which included 33 schematics and photographs illustrating various osteopathic manipulative treatment techniques in a manner reminiscent of an osteopathic textbook.


Osteopathic Medicine and Primary Care completes first year of publication.

Licciardone JC, Cardarelli R - Osteopath Med Prim Care (2008)

Number of monthly accesses of articles published in BioMed Central independent journals over time.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC2265731&req=5

Figure 1: Number of monthly accesses of articles published in BioMed Central independent journals over time.
Mentions: As a BioMed Central independent, open access journal, Osteopathic Medicine and Primary Care is uniquely positioned to serve its readers. In just the past two years, viewing of BioMed Central independent journals has doubled (Figure 1). This demonstrates that the extraordinary potential of open access publishing in attracting new readers and disseminating research findings is being realized. Because articles in Osteopathic Medicine and Primary Care are universally accessible online without charge, even clinicians and researchers in remote settings and those not affiliated with major universities may avail themselves of our latest publications. Thus far, 14% of all articles in Osteopathic Medicine and Primary Care have earned the "highly accessed" designation independently conferred by BioMed Central [2,3]. A second advantage of our open access publishing is the short lag time in bringing articles to press. During 2007, the mean time from initial manuscript submission to publication of peer-reviewed articles was 199 days. However, even this parameter is biased upwards because several manuscripts were already accepted but awaiting the official launch of Osteopathic Medicine and Primary Care in January 2007. When considering only those manuscripts initially submitted following our launch, the mean lag time to publication of peer-reviewed articles was 137 days. Our goal in 2008 will be to further reduce this lag time to less than 120 days. A third advantage of our open access publishing is that all articles are immediately indexed in PubMed and permanently archived in PubMed Central, the full-text repository of life science literature maintained by the United States National Library of Medicine. During 2007, Osteopathic Medicine and Primary Care was also accepted for indexing in CINAHL, the database providing a cumulative index to the nursing and allied health literature. Lastly, our open access publishing also provides unlimited space for appending tables, extensive data, figures, photographs, and video footage to an article. Nowhere in Osteopathic Medicine and Primary Care were such features more clearly evident in 2007 than in the highly accessed review by Hruby and Hoffman [2], which included 33 schematics and photographs illustrating various osteopathic manipulative treatment techniques in a manner reminiscent of an osteopathic textbook.

Bottom Line: Osteopathic Medicine and Primary Care affords authors the opportunity for rapid and universal dissemination of their work.We are keen to receive author manuscripts and reader comments on articles during 2008.A journal fund has been established to offset the cost of article processing charges for eligible authors who submit qualified manuscripts.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Osteopathic Research Center, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX, USA. licciar@hsc.unt.edu.

ABSTRACT
Osteopathic Medicine and Primary Care affords authors the opportunity for rapid and universal dissemination of their work. We are keen to receive author manuscripts and reader comments on articles during 2008. A journal fund has been established to offset the cost of article processing charges for eligible authors who submit qualified manuscripts.

No MeSH data available.