Hi there Open Access Week Participants,
I am Alyson Kelvin, Associate Editor for the Journal of Infection in Developing Countries, JIDC, and I am organizing the JIDC Open Access Week (OAW) events. I will be posting all the JIDC Open Access Week Events here on the JIDC Group OAW Blog and on our JIDC Blog. I invite you to join us, our JIDC group, during OAW and also become a member of JIDC (as always, free registration, http://www.jidc.org/index.php/journal/index).
Here’s a little about JIDC. We are an Open Access, online, medical journal with a unique mentoring program. We were accepted to Pubmed 2 years ago and publish approximately 1000 papers a year! We publish peer reviewed research articles, review papers, as well as case reports on the subject of infectious diseases that affect the developing world. We welcome manuscripts from any country but particularly strive to provide all infectious disease researchers from developing countries with an international forum for publishing their research findings.
We provide immediate open access of accepted papers on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Importantly, JIDC is a platform for the scientific interaction between the developed and developing world.
Our Mentoring System is the heart of JIDC and is the major reason for the journal’s existence. The mentoring system allows scientific interaction between the developing and developed world. This unique mentoring system’s purpose is it to facilitate the publication of international research by two means: scientific mentoring and English/communication mentoring. This allows scientists who require help in English writing or scientific methodology access to technically qualified people. Most international journals are run by scientists from countries with highly developed economies. JIDC is a journal that provides a platform from which developing country scientists can achieve publication and be read in international labs. Our hope is that the research being produced in developing country laboratories will reach an international audience.
Thanks and we hope to hear from you!