Medical journals need more global perspective
Not enough, according to a letter in this week’s issue of Nature, which argues that most of the articles made available in this way will be geared to the medical problems of patients in developed countries.
The letter calls for journals to focus on content, not just distribution. A good first step would be to commit a consistent quota of pages — say 15 per cent — to articles that address the medical concerns of developing countries.
Reference: Nature 415, 575 (2002)
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