MJM Bites the Dust

"A pioneering medical journal has fallen victim to the dramatic and wrenching changes that are overtaking the publishing industry," says a 60-Second Science story at Scientific American: the Medscape Journal of Medicine has closed shop. As one of the first open-access general medical journals established in April 1999, it predated both BMC and PLoS. It offered original research, video commentaries, and even letters.

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