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Beyond English: Accessing the global epidemiological literature

Edited by Isaac Fung

Collection published in Emerging Themes in Epidemiology

  1. Analytic perspective

    Harnessing the wealth of Chinese scientific literature: schistosomiasis research and control in China

    The economy of China continues to boom and so have its biomedical research and related publishing activities. Several so-called neglected tropical diseases that are most common in the developing world are stil...

    Qin Liu, Li-Guang Tian, Shu-Hua Xiao, Zhen Qi, Peter Steinmann, Tippi K Mak, Jürg Utzinger and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2008 5:19

    Published on: 30 September 2008

  2. Review

    Hispanic Latin America, Spain and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean: A rich source of reference material for public health, epidemiology and tropical medicine

    There is a multiplicity of journals originating in Spain and the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (SSLAC) in the health sciences of relevance to the fields of epidemiology and publ...

    John R Williams, Annick Bórquez and María-Gloria Basáñez

    Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2008 5:17

    Published on: 30 September 2008

  3. Analytic perspective

    Enhancing access to reports of randomized trials published world-wide – the contribution of EMBASE records to the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) in The Cochrane Library

    Randomized trials are essential in assessing the effects of healthcare interventions and are a key component in systematic reviews of effectiveness. Searching for reports of randomized trials in databases is p...

    Carol Lefebvre, Anne Eisinga, Steve McDonald and Nina Paul

    Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2008 5:13

    Published on: 30 September 2008

  4. Analytic perspective

    Chinese journals: a guide for epidemiologists

    Chinese journals in epidemiology, preventive medicine and public health contain much that is of potential international interest. However, few non-Chinese speakers are acquainted with this literature. This art...

    Isaac CH Fung

    Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2008 5:20

    Published on: 30 September 2008

  5. Analytic perspective

    Does language matter? A case study of epidemiological and public health journals, databases and professional education in French, German and Italian

    Epidemiology and public health are usually context-specific. Journals published in different languages and countries play a role both as sources of data and as channels through which evidence is incorporated i...

    Iacopo Baussano, Patrick Brzoska, Ugo Fedeli, Claudia Larouche, Oliver Razum and Isaac C-H Fung

    Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2008 5:16

    Published on: 30 September 2008

  6. Analytic perspective

    Index medicus for the Eastern Mediterranean region

    The study provides the rationale, history and current status of the Index Medicus for the World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean Region. The Index is unique in combining the geographic coverage of pee...

    Najeeb Al-Shorbaji

    Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2008 5:14

    Published on: 30 September 2008