Peer Reviewed Journals
SEEd Medical Publishers embrace an open access philosophy.
«By “open access” to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.»
Budapest Open Access Initiative, 2001
By adopting an open access philosophy for our journals, we can overcome the time, space and socio-economic barriers, with the aim of creating a fair, fast and shared medical literature. The diffusion of knowledge is widespread, because its use, distribution and reproduction can be carried out with any media, provided that the original paper is properly cited and not used for commercial purpose. The authors may also gain an advantage, through the greater visibility and citation of their articles.
The Open Access philosophy is also encouraged and supported by the European Union, both at national and Community level. The European Commission, while setting the Horizon 2020 funding program, made it compulsory for those who win the grant to publish their results in open access journals, also promoting an open access to the research data publications are based on. UE Institutions act in this way in the belief that a greater accessibility to research results could contribute to enhance scientific knowledge and innovation in the public and private sectors.
SEEd Medical Publishers adopt gold open access, i.e. all articles are provided in open access mode at the moment of publication, without any embargo.
Our journals are based on the Open Journal Systems (OJS) management software, which allows to read each current and past article, to submit a new article after free registration, and to upload comments, provided the user has previously signed up free as a reviewer.
Farmeconomia, CMI and RHC are peer-reviewed journals, published continuously, and OJS allows to maintain the double blindness status, which consents a fair and unbiased revision. English articles are highly recommended (or mandatory, in the case of Farmeconomia), in order to ensure a wider diffusion.
PM&AL is published in Italian because its themes are about the legal aspects of medical practice, and therefore strictly linked to Italian laws.