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Escobedo, Ángel; de Armas, Yaxsier; Castelló González, Mauro; Choonara, Imti

Authors

Ángel Escobedo escobedo@infomed.sld.cu

Yaxsier de Armas

Mauro Castelló González

Imti Choonara imti.choonara@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

Practising evidence based medicine is recognised as essential to ensure that patients receive the best possible treatment. For health professionals to be able to practice evidence based medicine, they need to be able to access scientific information. Unfortunately, many important scientific articles are not freely available. Scientific articles are published in journals owned by large publishers, who for financial reasons, ensure that access is restricted to institutions or individuals that have paid for the right to read the scientific evidence. This article show the limitations of researcher in developing countries to be able to access scientific information.

Citation

Escobedo, Á., de Armas, Y., Castelló González, M., & Choonara, I. (2017). Accessing scientific information. Revista cubana de medicina tropical, 69(2),

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 12, 2016
Publication Date Nov 2, 2017
Deposit Date Mar 27, 2018
Publicly Available Date Mar 27, 2018
Journal Revista Cubana de Medicina Tropical
Electronic ISSN 1561-3054
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 69
Issue 2
Keywords open access, scientific evidence, research
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/50727
Publisher URL http://www.revmedtropical.sld.cu/index.php/medtropical/issue/view/12
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
Additional Information CC-BY licence from website (manuscript makes no mention).

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