"Charcot foot or Charcot arthropy is a syndrome in patients who have loss of sensation in their lower extremity. This condition can be accompanied with fracture or dislocation in the joints along without trauma. People with diabetes, poliomyelitis and leprosy are more prone to this condition. Diagnosis stages various from patients to patients. The more common symptoms at early stages include redness, swelling and warmth. Surgical and non- surgical methods forms the common treatment methodologies. However the recovery stage varies from person to person. 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).
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