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Posted on December 22, 2013

Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals (BQFJ) and Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) today announced the launch of Innovations in Global Medical and Health Education on QScience.com, the digital publishing portal for academic research journals. Innovations in Global Medical and Health Education is a new, peer-reviewed, open-access, international education journal that is dedicated to keeping medical healthcare educators, physicians, healthcare professionals and students abreast of issues related to global medical and health education. All content in the journal will be ‘open access’, meaning they are free-to-read on the web and authors retain copyright on their works.

Innovations in Global Medical and Health Education will provide a forum for the exchange of information that addresses the achievements and the challenges of global medical and health education. This will be done by highlighting innovations that facilitate globalization in medical and health education and by engaging opinion leaders globally in policy making endeavors relevant to global medical and health education.The journal aims to stimulate consistent debate about innovations in global education.

Dr. Javaid I. Sheikh, Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and co-editor of the journal, said: “We believe that we are in the beginning phase of a major movement toward globalization of medical and health education.By providing a platform for a healthy debate about the achievements, challenges, and innovations in global medical and health education, this journal intends to be in the vanguard of this paradigmatic shift.”

The launch of Innovations in Global Medical and Health Education is a major milestone in Qatar Foundation’s and BQFJ’s mission to reflect the burgeoning research environment of Qatar to the wider world through a state-of-the-art publishing enterprise.

Arend Küster, Managing Director of BQFJ, said, “As the world’s population grows, so do its healthcare needs, and we are very pleased to be able to help spread knowledge about how to educate those in charge of our care. It is critically important that innovations in medical and health education are available to all, so this journal’s open access policy is a big plus for aspiring medics, nurses, health-givers, and those who teach them, all over the world. This partnership between QScience and Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar will have wide-ranging impact for many years to come.”

QScience is at the forefront of implementing new developments in the industry. In addition to utilizing ReadSocial for all research articles, article-level metrics are now available and openly accessible to all. QScience.com’s advanced technology makes research findings readily accessible and searchable using multimedia functionalities to support text, data, audio and video formats. It is also the first scholarly research platform to make journal abstracts available in both English and Arabic.

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