Elba S Vazquez
MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry, School of Science, Centro de Investigaciones sobre Porfirinas y Porfirias (CIPYP), Argentine National Research Council (CONICET), Department of Biological Chemistry, FCEN, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Elba Vazquez is a cancer researcher at the University of Buenos Aires. She studied Chemistry at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina and has worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She has also received teaching training at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University of Leeds, UK.
What prompted you to submit an article?
The ability to submit a paper on the web is extremely important in developing countries, as it reduces the costs of posting and printing manuscripts. Furthermore, and perhaps the most important reason for submitting was the knowledge that open access to scientific information allows the whole scientific community to read our article, achieving an optimal distribution of knowledge.
What was your assessment of the electronic submission and peer review process?
The electronic submission was easy and quick, and the peer review process was helped to improve the quality of the manuscript. On the whole, it was a gratifying experience.
What do you think you gained from publishing in an open access journal?
As there is no restriction to reading the paper, I consider that my paper will become widely read, resulting in improved communication with colleagues in similar research fields.