Open access of evidence‐based publications

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dc.contributor.author Yammine, Kaissar
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-03T06:34:17Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-03T06:34:17Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1473-6810 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10959
dc.description.abstract The open access model, where researchers can publish their work and make it freely available to the whole medical community, is gaining ground over the traditional type of publication. However, fees are to be paid by either the authors or their institutions. The purpose of this paper is to assess the proportion and type of open access evidence‐based articles in the form of systematic reviews and meta‐analyses in the field of musculoskeletal disorders and orthopedic surgery. PubMed database was searched and the results showed a maximal number of hits for low back pain and total hip arthroplasty. We demonstrated that despite a 10‐fold increase in the number of evidence‐based publications in the past 10 years, the rate of free systematic reviews in the general biomedical literature did not change for the last two decades. In addition, the average percentage of free open access systematic reviews and meta‐analyses for the commonest painful musculoskeletal conditions and orthopedic procedures was 20% and 18%, respectively. Those results were significantly lower than those of the systematic reviews and meta‐analyses in the remaining biomedical research. Such findings could indicate a divergence between the efforts engaged at promoting evidence‐based principles and those at disseminating evidence‐based findings in the field of musculoskeletal disease and trauma. The high processing fee is thought to be a major limitation when considering open access model for publication. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Open access of evidence‐based publications en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle the case of the orthopedic and musculoskeletal literature en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201801808 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Evidence-based medicine en_US
dc.journal.volume 8 en_US
dc.journal.issue 4 en_US
dc.article.pages 181-184 en_US
dc.keywords Evidence‐based medicine en_US
dc.keywords Orthopedic en_US
dc.keywords Meta-analysis en_US
dc.keywords Musculoskeletal diseases en_US
dc.keywords Systematic review en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1111/jebm.12178 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Yammine, K. (2015). Open access of evidence‐based publications: the case of the orthopedic and musculoskeletal literature. Journal of evidence-based medicine, 8(4), 181-184. en_US
dc.author.email kaissar.yammine@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jebm.12178 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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