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Open Medicine (John Willinsky journal)

Open Medicine was a peer-reviewed open-access medical journal established in April 2007 by former editors from the Canadian Medical Association Journal.[1][2] The editor-in-chief was Anita Palepu (University of British Columbia), the publisher was John Willinsky.[3] The journal ceased publishing in November 2014, with the editors citing limited funding as among the reasons for the closure.[4][5] The journal was abstracted and indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed.[6] All content is archived on PubMed Central.

Open Medicine  
Edited byAnita Palepu
Publication details
John Willinsky (Canada)
LicenseCreative Commons Attribution Share-alike 2.5 License
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Open Med.
OCLC no.123294121


  1. ^ Spurgeon, D. (2006). "Canadian medical journal faces threat from new online rival". BMJ. 333 (7563): 319. doi:10.1136/bmj.333.7563.319. PMC 1539081. PMID 16902209.
  2. ^ "Former CMAJ editors launch advertising-free medical journal". CanWest MediaWorks Publications. 2007-04-17.
  3. ^ Willinsky, John; Murray, Sally; Kendall, Claire; Palepu, Anita (2014-01-01). Doing medical journals differently: Open Medicine, open access and academic freedom. The Future of the Academic Journal. pp. 331–356. doi:10.1533/9781780634647.331. ISBN 9781843347835.
  4. ^ Kendall, Claire; Maskalyk, James; Palepu, Anita (2014-11-04). "Closing Open Medicine". Open Medicine. 8 (4): e147–e149. ISSN 1911-2092. PMC 4242792. PMID 25426183.
  5. ^ "Canadian medical journal, Open Medicine, stops publishing". CBC News. Canadian Press. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Open Medicine". NLM Catalog. National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2014-12-05.

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