Ernst Zadrobilek, MD1, and Michael Frass, MD2
1Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Empress Elisabeth Hospital of the City of Vienna, Vienna, Austria (Editor-in-Chief of the Internet Journal of Airway Management)
2Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine I, General Hospital of the City of Vienna, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria (Member of the Editorial Board of the Internet Journal of Airway Management)
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Scientific publications: peer review process.
Published: January 1, 2000.
The correct citation of this editorial view for reference is:
Zadrobilek E, Frass M. Peer-reviewed publishing of scientific and educational articles via the internet. Internet Journal of Airway Management 1, 2000-2001.
Available from URL: http://www.adair.at/ijam/volume01/editorialview1.htm
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Publication of scientific and educational articles in a print journal usually takes time. Even when peer-reviewing, revisions, final acceptance, typesetting, and proof-reading have been completed, the article will be printed with some delay and the following issue(s) of the printed journal will be distributed with long intervals.
Publications in the printed version are in their final form. Particularly, educational articles cannot be updated to take into account of new data and comments on the primary version, and like all other printed articles, they cannot be supplemented with multimedia content, if there is material available.
Electronic submission and full text publication of medical articles via the internet is an innovative method to distribute research results and educational materials with minimal delay. However, it is very important to assure the quality of electronically distributed contents. Therefore, we decided to choose a review system similar to those used by traditional print journals. Each article published in the Internet Journal of Airway Management will be reviewed by at least two members of the editorial board and a selected external expert. Acceptance will be based on validity, originality, and significance of the material presented.
The Internet Journal of Airway Management will provide the anesthesia, intensive care, and emergency medicine community with rapid publication of peer-reviewed scientific and educational articles related to airway management available free of charge all over the world. Since most readers of medical journals are clinicians, it is important to meet their interests. Therefore, clinical investigations, clinical reports, case reports, information on new equipment and techniques, and regularly updated review and special articles will have priority in this journal.
We would like to encourage you to submit manuscripts to the Internet Journal of Airway Management.
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