Reevaluation of the Open Access Movement in the Context of Nursing is a Necessary Prerequisite in Today’s Healthcare Scenario

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Open Access Week 2018- A special emphasis on the nursing profession

Pulsus Group

Pulsus Group

Nurses desire to care, serve, and help; let us ease their path by making healthcare related information freely accessible

Global healthcare demand is constantly rising with the increase in the prevalence and emergence of diseases and disorders. Consequently, the demand for nursing profession is also increasing which is particularly high in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Nursing as a profession is multifaceted as it has to deal with the clinical, pharmaceutical, physical, and psychological aspects of the patient while keeping the latest medical and technological advancements in this field in mind. Public health policies implemented through the medical services are very crucial in medical sciences, particularly in surgeries, emergency and critical care. The practice of nursing includes prevention of adverse events, management of chronic diseases and palliative care.

The quantum of clinical data and volume of information is increasing. Nursing journals provide a platform for sharing, exchanging and for deriving knowledge out of this information for its potential utility and application in safe and effective patient management in the general health care. In the profession of nursing, constantly updated knowledge is important and the nurses tend to check and confirm facts for efficient healthcare delivery. Inclusive and continuing education of both student and in-service nurses is important for handling medical cases. For instance, awareness about electronic patient health records, knowledge and precautions in the usage of diagnostic tools and drug delivery systems enables better and effective healthcare management.

Open access mode of publishing enables wider assessment of the impact of medical research on clinical outcomes. Open access has the potential to maximize the research outcomes and impact in translation research for the benefit of common man, both in terms of knowledge and technology. The International Open Access Week was conceptualized by Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) a decade ago and is being organized every year since then. For this year, the theme of Open Access Week is “Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge”. The Open Access Week is scheduled to be celebrated from 22nd to 28th October 2018. Speaking on this occasion, Dr. Srinubabu Gedela, Managing Director,Omics International described nursing as an indispensable part of health sciences and the ever changing and constantly evolving healthcare practices, which demands the nursing professionals to be updated with all the latest research outcomes, innovations and developments in this field. In this context, the Omics International aims at providing an esteemed platform for sharing knowledge and innovations on trends in nursing care across the globe.

Omics International believes in making scientific knowledge easily accessible and available to all. Established in the year 2007, currently the organization publishes 700+ Open Access Journals in the fields of clinical, medical, pharmaceutical engineering and managerial science. Omics broadcasts scholarly nursing information, through the following nursing related journals: Research & Reviews: Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences; Journal of Nursing & Care; Journal of Perioperative & Critical Intensive Care Nursing; Journal of Community & Public Health Nursing; Journal of Palliative Care & Medicine; Advanced Practices in Nursing as well as Global Journal of Nursing & Forensic Studies. All the journals follow a structured peer-review process with the support of its 50,000+ editorial board members and reputed reviewers and with increase in the readership/viewership from 10,000 in 2009 to 25 million in 2017.

Omics International is pleased to announce the celebration of Open Access Week 2018 from October 22 to 28, 2018. In recognition of the importance of nursing in health care delivery and the vital role of nursing practice in ensuring patient safety, Omics commemorates the Open Access theme and offers a special rebate on the article processing fee for all the manuscripts submitted during the Open Access Week. In order to encourage the participation and awareness among students, Omics proposes minimal processing charges. Medical researchers, academicians and clinicians are invited to share their research contributions pertaining to the science of nursing and are encouraged to tag their submissions with open access theme as a mark of support to open science.

We wish the Open Access Week 2018, a grand success!

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