Journal of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery – An ‘Open’ Letter to Our Authors and Readers

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Journal of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery – An ‘Open’ Letter to Our Authors and Readers

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BioMed Central
Volume
42
Issue
1
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DOI: 10.1186/1916-0216-42-1
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  • Editorial

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Journal of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery � An �Open� Letter to Our Authors and Readers EDITORIAL Open Access Journal of Otolaryngology r medical sciences will shortly follow suit. We are the first Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Seikaly and Wright Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 2013, 42:1 http://www.journalotohns.com/content/42/1/1 2Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada PubMed indexed and Thomson-Reuters tracked (i.e. with an Impact Factor) journal in the field of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery to enter into this publishing model and are poised to reap the rewards of the advantages noted above by being an early adopter. As we proceed with the implementation of this new model we anticipate encountering some initial confusion, and possibly resistance, to this new model, particularly as it pertains to the costs of publishing. Fortunately, most of our authors are affiliated with institutions (mainly Univer- sities) that have full or supporter memberships in BioMed Central and are thus eligible for the aforementioned reductions or waiver of the APC. In addition, in order to assist authors from developing and less economically privileged countries, BioMed Central operates a waiver * Correspondence: [email protected]; erin.wright@ ualberta.ca 1Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada Surgery – An ‘Open’ Lette and Readers Hadi Seikaly1* and Erin D Wright2* The Journal of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery is at a significant threshold. As a mature, respected, and long-lived entity it has grown from the scientific publica- tion of a small national society (Canadian Journal of Otolaryngology, 1971) to a major international journal (Journal of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, 2008). The process of development has resulted in the evolution of the Journal from paper based manuscript management to an onli

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