If access to the literature is something which affects your work in a low-income country, we’d like to hear from you.
As part of the launch of our Open Access and the developing world portal, BioMed Central is inviting researchers and practitioners working in developing countries to send in a photograph or video relating to their work, along with a story explaining how access to the scientific literature is an important issue for them.
To find out more, visit the Share your story page on the Open access and the developing world site. The senders of the first 10 stories selected by BioMed Central to appear on the Share your story page will receive one of BioMed Central’s new "Open Access = Global Access" T-shirts. The sender of the best story received by 30 September 2007 will receive a contribution of $1000 towards computer equipment for the lab or project of their choice.
The turnaround time for publishing a paper is much faster now. It is very rewarding to know that my papers can easily be accessed by other colleagues and be categorized as highly accessed papers. In addition, I can download any article of interest without any subscription fees. This allows me to read articles not only specific to my field (microbiology), but also cancer, bioinformatics, etc.