Accessing scientific information

Escobedo, Ángel and de Armas, Yaxsier and Castelló González, Mauro and Choonara, Imti (2017) Accessing scientific information. Revista Cubana de Medicina Tropical, 69 (2). ISSN 1561-3054

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Abstract

Practising evidence based medicine is recognised as essential to ensure that patients receive the best possible treatment. For health professionals to be able to practice evidence based medicine, they need to be able to access scientific information. Unfortunately, many important scientific articles are not freely available. Scientific articles are published in journals owned by large publishers, who for financial reasons, ensure that access is restricted to institutions or individuals that have paid for the right to read the scientific evidence. This article show the limitations of researcher in developing countries to be able to access scientific information.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: CC-BY licence from website (manuscript makes no mention).
Keywords: open access, scientific evidence, research
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Medical Sciences and Graduate Entry Medicine
Depositing User: Kirkland, Mrs Karen
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2018 13:42
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2018 09:19
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/50727

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