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Maternal-fetal Medicine (MFM) Open Access Articles | Peer Reviewed Journals
Pediatrics & Therapeutics

Pediatrics & Therapeutics
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0665

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Maternal-fetal Medicine (MFM) Open Access Articles

Maternal-fetal Medicine (MFM) is a massively growing division of obstetrics that emphases on the medical and surgical organization of high-risk pregnancies. Management includes monitoring and treatment with comprehensive ultrasound, chorionic villus sampling, genetic amniocentesis, and fetal surgery or treatment. This is a subspecialty to obstetrics and gynecology mostly used for patients with high-risk pregnancies and obstetricians who exercise maternal-fetal medicine are also known as perinatologists. Open access to the scientific literature means the removal of barriers (including price barriers) from accessing scholarly work. There are two parallel “roads” towards open access: Open Access articles and self-archiving. Open Access articles are immediately, freely available on their Web site, a model mostly funded by charges paid by the author (usually through a research grant). The alternative for a researcher is “self-archiving” (i.e., to publish in a traditional journal, where only subscribers have immediate access, but to make the article available on their personal and/or institutional Web sites (including so-called repositories or archives), which is a practice allowed by many scholarly journals. Open Access raises practical and policy questions for scholars, publishers, funders, and policymakers alike, including what the return on investment is when paying an article processing fee to publish in an Open Access articles, or whether investments into institutional repositories should be made and whether self-archiving should be made mandatory, as contemplated by some funders.

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