International effort leads to free journal access

October 6, 2009

The International Society of Radiology has launched Global Outreach Radiology, a program that aims to allow radiologists in developing nations to view selected practical educational articles from peer-reviewed journals online at no charge.

The International Society of Radiology has launched Global Outreach Radiology, a program that aims to allow radiologists in developing nations to view selected practical educational articles from peer-reviewed journals online at no charge.

Editorial board members from participating journals select articles they would like linked to the program, called GoRad. The criterion for selection is how to apply various observations and techniques, said ISR executive director Otha Linton.

Contributors include, American Journal of Neuroradiology, American Journal of Roentgenology, Journal of the American College of Radiology, Korean Radiology Journal, RadioGraphics, and Radiology. GoRad could be expanded in the future to pick up classic articles from previous years of publication, Linton said.