"Ankle arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that uses fiber-optic viewing technology to treat the ankle joint problems. Arthroscopy is a regular surgical procedure carried out by orthopaedic surgeon who uses a fiber optic camera to enlarge the bone of the ankle joints to identify and to fix the ankle joint problems. This surgery is used in many cases like ankle arthritis, ankle fracture, ankle instability and many more. The patients who has undergone ankle arthroscopy takes few months to come back to normal use with the ankle. Open access to the scientific literature means the removal of barriers (including price barriers) from accessing scholarly work. There are two parallel roads towards open access: Open Access articles and self-archiving. Open Access articles are immediately, freely available on their Web site, a model mostly funded by charges paid by the author (usually through a research grant). The alternative for a researcher is âself-archivingâ (i.e., to publish in a traditional journal, where only subscribers have immediate access, but to make the article available on their personal and/or institutional Web sites (including so-called repositories or archives)), which is a practice allowed by many scholarly journals.
Open Access raises practical and policy questions for scholars, publishers, funders, and policymakers alike, including what the return on investment is when paying an article processing fee to publish in an Open Access articles, or whether investments into institutional repositories should be made and whether self-archiving should be made mandatory, as contemplated by some funders.
Last date updated on September, 2014