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Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Open Medicine Anita Palepu, MD, MPH Co-editor , Open Medicine Professor of Medicine, UBC Division of Internal Medicine Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Senior Scholar 8 Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Open Medicine Roadmap • Where we came from • What we are • Our impact • Our future Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Acknowledgement • Claire Kendall, Deputy Editor, OM • Dean Giustini, UBC Health Librarian and OM Blogger • MJ Suhonos, Sage Advisor, Public Knowledge Project Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Where did we come from? http://www.flickr.com/photos/apophysis_rocks/280238861/ Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  • Peer-reviewed, independent, open-access general medical journal • Examines issues relevant to health and clinical medicine both in Canada and internationally What is Open Medicine? Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  • Collaborative team • Unique venture • A new model of scholarly publishing What is Open Medicine? Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  What is Open Medicine? Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  • Collaborative team • Unique venture • A new model of scholarly publishing What is Open Medicine? Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Unique venture: Two key drivers 1. Editorial independence 2. The internet changes everything Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  • Cheap • Fast • Global • Search and retrieval Unique venture  The internet changes everything Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  • Collaborative team • Unique venture • A new model of scholarly publishing What is Open Medicine? Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  A new model - 4 principles • Freedom • Transparency • Creativity • Community Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Freedom Our goal is to make Open Medicine itself a publicly available resource Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Freedom Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Open Journal Systems •  Open source Journal management and publishing system • Goal to expand and improve access to research • Active participant in the development of ideas and code Freedom Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Freedom Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Freedom Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Freedom Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Freedom in Usage Copy Use Distribute Transmit Display Derivative works Attribute Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Free, unrestricted access “If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will have each one apple. But if you  have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us have two ideas.” George Bernard Shaw Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  PLoS Image Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Re-mix Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Transparency Political • Governance with Board of Directors Financial • Advertising policy - no pharma • Sponsorship policy • Means thinking about new economic models Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  • Content • No embargo policy • Data sharing • Competing interest policy • Editors • Reviewer • Authors Transparency Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Creativity • Rolling TOC • Audio podcast • Editorial workflow (Lemon8, XML-based layout) • Reader involvement – Post a comment, linking to Pubmed, Google, Open Medicine blog • Low cost Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Creativity- Audio podcast Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Community Open  Medicine has a desire to contribute back to the communities we are involved with and supported by: – Open Source Community – Scholarly Community – Library Community Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  • Launch April 2007 • 232 submissions • 139 submissions peer-reviewed •  Days to peer review ~36 d • Published 54 articles • Acceptance rate ~23% • Registered website users: 3123 Open Medicine submissions – 2007-08 Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.  Blood, sweat, mutual support Collaboration Passionate volunteers other journals especially PLoS Belief that we are making a difference to the way we share scientific knowledge How we do it?

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