Most read articles in October

The most read article in October was Overgaard et al’s comparison of birth outcomes in freestanding midwifery units and obstetric units in Denmark. The article by Holden et al on the costs of prescribing analogue insulin remains highly viewed in second place and McGlade et al’s study of the regional variation in organ donation in the UK received coverage […]

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Exploring open access in higher education

  BMJ Open will be taking part in the The Guardian’s Higher Education Network’s live blog/debate tomorrow on Exploring open access in higher education. Discussion kicks off at noon, BST and will run until 2 pm. There is a large panel, drawn from publishing, academia, industry and policy. The event will ‘consider the various ways in which higher […]

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Most popular articles in September

September’s most-accessed articles are topped by the article by Holden et al. on costs to the UK NHS of prescribing analogue insulin. This article prompted some strongly worded responses on our site, and you can read the responses here. The BBC, among others, also covered this research (view their report here). Click on the titles to view the articles […]

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UK universities minister helps UK research councils affirm OA commitments

  The Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) and Research Councils UK (RCUK) – which includes the Medical Research Council – recently put out a joint statement reinforcing their open access commitments (here). This announcement came in a speech by David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, showing the extent to which the principles of open access are […]

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