An often overlooked area of beneficial treatment in sports injuries is open wounds. With the increase in the overall prevalence of such infectious disease, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), as well as indications for improvement and access to treatment options, clinicians should consider the use of physical modalities. Physical modalities are common devices in the sports medicine clinic, and although their uses are better known in other areas of treatment, there is evidence in using such methods in accelerating wound healing in physical activity related injuries.
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 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