The public now has full access to all new contents published by the Canadian Medical Association for no cost at all.
In its endeavors to make recently published matter freely available, the Canadian Medical Association Journal has removed the paywall to its weekly online edition. On the 1st of March, the previously published material will become available.
According to the President of the CMAJ’s publisher ‘Joule’, Deborah Scott-Douglas, the objective is to begin an increased number of discussions relating to health-care problems and to considerably enhance the journal’s reach.
Previously, the journal’s research articles, news stories, and editorials had been free to access. However, other content such as practice articles and commentaries became readily and completely available after a years’ time.
According to Dr. Andreas Laupacis, the Editor-in-chief of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, health-care discussions will become more relevant following the release of increased number of content. He added how attracting new voices, including those of the patients, to the journal is a new objective.
Dr. Sandy Buchman, the president of the association, expressed support for the development. It was added that it is vital to counter misleading and false data online in order to provide good health information.
While speaking to the Canadian Medical Association, Buchman state how, in the era of false news, this is about reliable health information. Significant, peer-reviewed information is accessible to anyone and everyone now, it was added.