"Ankle brachial imdex test is used to determine the severity of Peripheral arterial disease. Periperheral artierial disease is a condition in which the arteires in the leg or arms are blocked. Thus predisposition to heart diseases. The Ankle- branchial index test compares your blood pressure that is measured at your arm. Ankle blood index and the risk of heat attack is inversely proportional i.e the less the ABI theblockage in the blood vessels is more and hence increase in risk of heart attack and stroke. Open access to the scientific literature means the removal of barriers (including price barriers) from accessing scholarly work. There are two parallel âroadsâ 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 self-archiving (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