Towards Efficient, Broad and Accessible Electronic Scientific Publication
Department of Nephrology, Kanoo Kidney Center, Dammam Medical Complex, PO Box 11825, Dammam 31463, Saudi Arabia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ayman Karkar, PhD, FRCP
Department of Nephrology
Kanoo Kidney Center
Dammam Medical Complex, PO Box 11825
Dammam 31463, Saudi Arabia
Email: [email protected]
Received Date: July 09, 2011; Accepted Date: July 14, 2011; Published Date: September 26, 2011
Citation: Karkar A (2011) Towards Efficient, Broad and Accessible Electronic Scientific Publication. J Transplant Technol Res 1: 104e. doi: 10.4172/2161-0991.1000104e
Copyright: © 2011 Karkar A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The rapid and continuous innovations and improvements in basic and clinical research have led to huge treasure of scientific achievements, which are passionately awaited by scientists, physicians and surgeons to fill full the needs of progressing research and medical practice applications. This is particularly the case in kidney transplantation, where, since the end of last century, there has been tremendous basic and clinical research which led to great improvements in immunosuppressive management, surgical techniques, and peri-operative care of the transplant candidate and recipient. The ability to cope with such large sum of information continues to require an increasing demand for scientific journals and necessitates the need to speed up the process of publication, distribution and easy and free accessibility to these changes. However, conventional medical journals have limited capacity in terms of reviewing process, space allowed for published work, number of published articles, increasing costs, subscriptions fees to access journals, and time required for publication and dissemination of the articles. Recently, many basic scientific and medical/surgical journals have been switching partially or completely into online service trying to cope with such challenges, yet they are still limited to the scope of field of publication and requirement of subscription fees in order to access such journals.