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The North-South information highway: case studies of publication access among health researchers in resource-poor countries

Adcock, J; Fottrell, E; (2008) The North-South information highway: case studies of publication access among health researchers in resource-poor countries. Global Health Action , 1 10.3402/gha.v1i0.1865. Green open access

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Abstract

Less than 2% of scientific publications originate in low-income countries. Transfer of information from South to North and from South to South is grossly limited and hinders understanding of global health, while Northern-generated information fails to adequately address the needs of a Southern readership.

Type: Article
Title: The North-South information highway: case studies of publication access among health researchers in resource-poor countries
Location: Sweden
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.3402/gha.v1i0.1865
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v1i0.1865
Language: English
Additional information: © 2008 J Adcock and E Fottrell. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/), permitting all non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: academic publishing, access to literature, developing countries, open access
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1314724
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