Archivos de Medicina
También puede acceder a los Archivos
de la revista
También puede acceder a los Archivos
de la revista
Alergia e Inmunología
Envejecimiento y Geriatría
Enfermedades osteoarticulares (no traumatológicas)
Enfermedades neurológicas (no cerebrovasculares)
Gastroenterología y Hepatología
Hematología y Coagulación
Ginecología y Obstetricia
Medicina del Deporte
ORL y Máxilofacial
Pediatría y Salud infantil
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Offer for BioMed Central authors to publish Spanish translations in “Archivos”
Archivos de Medicina offers authors whose papers have been accepted for publication in one of BioMed Central’s medical journals the option of publishing Spanish translations of their articles. Key points of this arrangement are as follows:
- For BioMed Central authors, the cost of publishing in Archivos translations of their article is a discounted charge of €120 (~ £110, $150), a transaction entirely independent of and following acceptance for publication in the BioMed Central journal. The authors’ submission to Archivos is entirely separate.
- This fee covers the cost of translating and copy-editing. Archivos provides these services but authors are welcome to submit their own Spanish versions.
- Archivos will not conduct full peer review again as papers handled under this arrangement have already been peer reviewed. There will be a screening by the Editors of Archivos but the focus will be on ensuring the linguistic quality of the Spanish translation.
BioMed Central’s journals as well as Archivos operate with the Creative Commons Attribution License
which permits re-use in the form of translations (which fall under “derivative works”) under the proviso that the original work is given credit. To comply with the latter, the Spanish translations will link back to the original English article, following this model
The arrangement outlined above was initially offered to authors of articles published in International Archives of Medicine
but it is now extended, with approval by BioMed Central, to include other medical journals in BioMed Central’s portfolio.
Authors who would like to make use of the option to publish a Spanish version of their article under this arrangement are invited to address the Managing Editor of "Archivos de Medicina" at email@example.com
For further questions concerning this arrangement, please contact
Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Manuel Menéndez.
In light of declarations supporting open access to research literature from international bodies including the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations' World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), many scholars now believe that open-access publishing is the wave of the future. The open-access concept shifts the funding from the point of access or subscription fees to the point of dissemination or processing fees. During the past few years, the rising cost of research journals has forced many individuals and institutions to cancel their subscriptions. The recent trend toward mergers among publishers has also contributed to the price increases. This is detrimental to both readers and authors, because readers’ access to research is limited, and consequently reduces the authors’ exposure. It creates barriers for the scientific community from scholarly interaction and access. Consequently, access to scientific knowledge has gone into a state of decline in recent years.
According to the Blackwell Periodical Price Indexes, there has been an average increase in journal prices of 178.3% in science and technical journals between 1990 and 2000. Institutional subscriptions to individual journals can cost up to $20,000 today. Recent estimates indicate that profits for traditional journals are, on average, 40% in a $7.3 billion industry. Dr. Ian Gibson and his research commission have criticized traditional publishers’ pricing practices stating "They have shown no interest in engaging with the concerns of academics and libraries. Publishers are not interested in the benefit of science, they are thinking about their profits." Such discontent with the traditional business model for scholarly journals has led to the proposal of a new business model, the open-access.
This new business model for scholarly journals has gained attention from scholars, universities, and funding agencies in recent years and is becoming a worldwide phenomenon. It has triggered the most successful scholarly publishing reform movement in modern history. Traditional publishers have demonstrated hostility and skepticism at the initial phase of the movement. However, many of them are now overcoming their initial resistance, and have begun experimenting with the open-access model. In the traditional subscription model of publishing, the journal is exclusively available to subscribers for a fee. In open-access model, the article is freely available for all immediately upon publication. The open-access model has improved the circulation of knowledge, and has expanded its value by enhancing participation in a global exchange of ideas. Open-access makes knowledge freely available to all, regardless of whether the researcher or scholar is at Oxford or Yale, or at a small college in India, China or South Africa. To a large extent, the open-access movement is a reaction to the dysfunctional practices in the conventional scholarly communication system.
Many leaders and advocates of the open-access movement are prominent scholars and librarians who are interested in developing more effective scholarly communication strategies. In explaining the inadequacies of the conventional scholarly communication system, Peter Suber, a leading voice in the open-access movement stated “It doesn't matter whether we blame unaffordable journals on excessive publisher prices or inadequate library budgets. If we focus on publishers, it doesn't matter whether we blame greed or innocent market forces (rising costs and new services). Blame is irrelevant and distracting. The volume of published knowledge is growing exponentially and will always grow faster than library budgets. In that sense, Open-access scales with the growth of knowledge and toll access does not. We've already (long since) reached the point at which even affluent research institutions cannot afford access to the full range of research literature. Priced access to journal articles would not scale with the continuing, explosive growth of knowledge even if prices were low today and guaranteed to remain low forever.”
Many scholars consider the traditional publishing system obsolete and believe that the future of scholarly publishing lies in the open-access model. Richard Roberts, a Nobel Laureate and Editor of NAR stated "Open access is the future of scientific publication and one that we should all work hard to make successful"
Sus artículos, ahora también en Inglés e indexados en PubMedHaz que tus artículos sean traducidos al inglés e indexados en PubMed. Una ventaja extra para los autores que publiquen en Archivos de Medicina a partír del año 2008 será que sus artículos podrán ser traducidos al inglés y publicados en International Archives of Medicine que es una revista open access dedicada a todas las áreas de la medicina editada por BioMedCentral. Así, sus artículos serán accesibles para un colectivo de lectores mucho más grande, incluyendo lengua inglesa, y podrán ser indexados en PubMed
Para ello tiene que seguir los pasos siguientes.
0. Aceptación de las condiciones de publicación de la editorial BioMedCentral. Ésto incluye el pago de unas tasas
con la excepción de los autores que pertenezcan a instituciones socias de BMC
Traducción del artículo al inglés. Puede realizarse por los propios autores; se ofrece asistencia por parte de Archivos de Medicina.
Para iniciar el proceso póngase en contacto con firstname.lastname@example.org
Practices regarding the transfer of articles between Archivos de Medicina and International Archives of Medicine.Introduction points
• Archivos de Medicina in an existing journal (in Spanish) that belongs to InternetMedicalPublishing. International Archives of Medicine is a coming journal (in English) that belongs to BioMedCentral. They cover the same scope.
• Archivos de Medicina and International Archives of Medicine are independent and open access journals under the CC licence.
• Archivos de Medicina and International Archives of Medicine decide to enter into cooperation by reciprocally publishing translations. Many of the English language papers published in International Archives of Medicine will be translated and republished in Archivos de Medicina for a Spanish speaking audience, and viceversa. In this way, International Archives of Medicine will offer benefits for authors who wish the results of their research to be made available to the widest possible global audience, including both English and Spanish speakers.About the process
• The editorial process will be done in the original language and on the basis of the original journal up to the point of acceptance.
• Once accepted it will be offered to enter the translation and production process of the parallel journal. This option will be announced from the beginning but this step would be offered once the manuscript is accepted.
• Authors will decide whether publishing the translation or not. Accepting means agree with the rules and policies of both journals.
• Authors will transfer the translated articles themselves.
• The manuscript’s content will automatically be accepted to be published in the second journal.
• The translated manuscript will be transferred to the second journal and there edited and reviewed using the usual tools of this journal. The writing will be reviewed again and a linguistic check will always be made.Additional points
• A translated article will never be published before its original version.
• Translations would be declared as such, and both versions would link to each other.
• Translated articles published in International Archives of Medicine will be indexed in PMC and other archives.