The Impact of Open Access and Social Media on Scientific Research | Journal of Participatory Medicine 2012-07-27


Use the link to access the full text article from the open access Journal of Participatory Medicine, published by the Society for Participatory Medicine. A summary reads as follows: “Participatory medicine flourishes where there is an unimpeded flow of information. Open and freely available access to medical research improves outcomes and empowers e-patients. Traditionally, research papers undergo peer review before publication. Two trends, open access and social media, are changing the peer review process. E-patients must be aware that traditional peer review applies different criteria and methods than review through social media outlets. Although still developing, these review processes may affect the evaluation of research quality.”



08/16/2012, 06:08

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Tags: oa.impact oa.advantage oa.medicine oa.business_models oa.publishers oa.societies oa.peer_review oa.quality oa.social_media oa.lay oa.journals



Date tagged:

07/27/2012, 12:08

Date published:

07/24/2012, 07:35