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Beyond English: Accessing the global epidemiological literature

Edited by Isaac Fung

Collection published in Emerging Themes in Epidemiology

  1. Content type: Analytic perspective

    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...

    Authors: Isaac CH Fung

    Citation: Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2008 5:20

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  2. Content type: Analytic perspective

    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...

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

    Citation: Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2008 5:19

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  3. Content type: Analytic perspective

    It is well known that papers written in languages other than English have a great risk of being ignored simply because these languages are not accessible to the international scientific community. The objectiv...

    Authors: Mauricio L Barreto and Rita Barradas Barata

    Citation: Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2008 5:18

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  4. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: John R Williams, Annick Bórquez and María-Gloria Basáñez

    Citation: Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2008 5:17

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  5. Content type: Analytic perspective

    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...

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

    Citation: Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2008 5:16

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  6. Content type: Commentary

    In the 20th century, Russian biomedical science experienced a decline from the blossom of the early years to a drastic state. Through the first decades of the USSR, it was transformed to suit the ideological requ...

    Authors: Vasiliy V Vlassov and Kirill D Danishevskiy

    Citation: Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2008 5:15

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  7. Content type: Analytic perspective

    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...

    Authors: Najeeb Al-Shorbaji

    Citation: Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2008 5:14

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  8. Content type: Analytic perspective

    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...

    Authors: Carol Lefebvre, Anne Eisinga, Steve McDonald and Nina Paul

    Citation: Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2008 5:13

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