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Open Access Open Badges Editorial

Introducing article-processing charges and inviting "detailed methods sections" articles

Carl V Phillips

Author Affiliations

Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, 13–103 Clinical Sciences Building, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G3, Canada

Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations 2005, 2:5  doi:10.1186/1742-5573-2-5

Published: 7 June 2005


This editorial introduces the use of article-processing charges at Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations and reviews that advantages of publishing in an Open Access journal. In addition, it introduces a new type of article the journal hopes to publish, detailed reports of study design or data analysis methods that have been used in health science research. The new type of article is intended to supplement the woefully constrained methods sections in standard research report articles, providing information that better fulfills the goals of scientific publishing.