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BMC medicine editorial board members on open access publishing

Michael R Carmont1, Stephen D Lawn2, Babill Stray-Pedersen3, Yehuda Shoenfeld4 and Pascal Meier5

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1 Princess Royal Hospital, Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust and the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK

2 Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, UK

3 Inst of Clinical Medicine, Oslo University and Div Women and children, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

4 Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Sheba Medical Center (Affiliated to Tel-Aviv University), Tel-Hashomer 52621, Israel

5 The Heart Hospital London, University College London Hospitals UCLH, London, UK

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BMC Medicine 2014, 12:10  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-12-10

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Received:14 October 2013
Accepted:1 November 2013
Published:21 January 2014

© 2014 Carmont et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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In recognition of Open Access week (21st-27th October 2013), we asked some BMC Medicine Editorial Board Members to share their views and experiences on open access publishing. In this short video, they highlight the benefits of visibility and dissemination of their research, and discuss the future directions for this model of publishing.

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