Open Access - The Holy Grail for Low Resource Practitioners?

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Identifier 025_EAC2017_Open_Access_Holy_Grail_Low_Resource_Practitioners_HARRIS.pdf
Title Open Access - The Holy Grail for Low Resource Practitioners?
Creator Mark J. Harris MD MPH; Mellanye Lackey, MSI
Subject Open Access; Low Income Countries; Global Health
Description There is a significant health workforce deficit in low income countries (LICs). In addition, professionals and students in LICs have limited options for their continuing medical education and the propagation of their scholarly work. Access to the current medical literature offers one opportunity to obtain and maintain professional skills. Hardly any individual practitioners, and fewer than 50% of LIC institutions have current subscriptions to international journals because of the cost. Making subscriptions or one-time access fees more affordable for LIC practitioners could increase access to continuing education and improve healthcare delivery. Some expensive journals offer reduced subscription fees to practitioners in LICs, and there are international organizations facilitating this e.g. Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI). Some LICs have their own journals, most of which are underfunded, do not publish frequently, are not indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed, and have low circulation rates and low impact factors. Publication in these journals is seldom sought by the leaders in their fields.
Relation is Part of 2017 Extreme Affordability Conference
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date Digital 2017
Date 2017
Format application/pdf
Rights Management Copyright 2017. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit:
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s61g4zrm
Setname ehsl_eac
Date Created 2019-02-05
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 1399561
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