The Impact of Open Access and Social Media on Scientific Research | Journal of Participatory Medicine | Online Networked Learning | The Information Professional |

K. Thomas Pickard:

"Traditionally, research papers undergo peer review before publication. Two trends, open access and social media, are changing the peer review process.

E-patients must be aware that traditional peer review applies different criteria and methods than review through social media outlets. Although still developing, these review processes may affect the evaluation of research quality."

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