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About Natalie Desouza, MD

ALiEM Resident Editor
Emergency Medicine PGY-4 Resident
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco General Hospital
27 03, 2014

Vote which Annals of EM articles to be open-access in July

2016-11-11T19:48:17+00:00

OpenAccessHere’s your chance to help choose two articles to be open access in July’s Annals of Emergency Medicine . Take a look at the article abstracts accepted for publication in July’s issue. Vote on your top two choices over the next 4 days, and the top two will be made open after the July issue of Annals of EM goes online.

This may be the last month we are doing this, so if you like this opportunity, please vote! Your participation will help us decide whether or not to continue this feature.

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26 02, 2014

Vote which Annals of EM articles to be open-access in June

2016-11-11T19:48:17+00:00

OpenAccessIn line with our prior two months of voting, we are back again to ask for your help in choosing which two articles from the June Annals of EM issue will be open access. Take a look at the article abstracts accepted for publication in June’s issue. Vote on your top two choices over the next 4 days, and the top two will be made open after the June issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine goes online.

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28 01, 2014

Vote which Annals of EM articles to be open-access in May

2016-11-11T19:48:17+00:00

OpenAccessWith the overwhelming poll response on helping Annals of Emergency Medicine choose their two open-access articles for April 2014, this will now be an ongoing monthly event! Take a look at the article abstracts accepted for publication in May’s issue. Vote on your top two choices over the next 2 days, and they’ll be made open after the May issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine goes online.

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30 12, 2013

ALiEM Year In Review 2013

2017-01-20T12:31:07+00:00

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Dear ALiEM Supporters:

Happy Holidays from the ALiEM team! During this time of year, it is always good to take stock of your life.  At Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM), we decided to reflect of the life of the blog by generating our Year in Review 2013. First, thank you to each of you. Your time, comments, tweets, and feedback are what make this blog successful and dynamic as an educational resource.We appreciate your continued readership and engagement.

Many exciting things have transpired over the past 12 months. We wish to review some of the highlights, as well as give a sneak peek into 2014.

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30 12, 2013

Thank You ALiEM Expert Peer Reviewers

ExpertPeerReviewStamp2x200We would like to take this opportunity to thank those of you who took the time to take part in our exciting new Expert Peer Review series over the last 4 months of 2013.  Your contributions helped us roll out this ground breaking process, and we hope you all will continue to contribute to our peer review in the future. 

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2 10, 2013

September 2013 Update: Expert Peer Reviewed posts

2017-01-20T12:30:39+00:00

ExpertPeerReviewStamp2x200It’s been a month since we started adding expert peer reviews to our blog posts, and we have had a flurry of engaging conversation surrounding the new process. During this time we have worked to develop a sustainable peer review process. In fact there are two ongoing expert peer-review processes:

  1. Clinical articles:  There have been 10 clinical articles thus far expert peer reviewed on a post-publication basis. See list below.
  2. MEdIC series: Dr. Teresa Chan and Dr. Brent Thoma host this monthly series on challenging educational cases with initial posited questions, followed by a summary review which includes expert input (added on a pre-publication basis) one week later.

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3 09, 2013

Introducing Open, Post-Publication, Expert Peer Review on ALiEM

2016-11-11T19:03:36+00:00

ExpertPeerReviewStamp2x200Today, we are busting open the concept of peer review for publications on blogs!

The peer review process has been criticized for its flaws, but is universally accepted as a necessary part of the scientific process. Peer reviewing allows experts in a field to determine the validity of a study or an article so that those of us who are less expert can reap the benefits of their knowledge. Until recently this process was almost universally pre-publication and anonymous.  Authors would go through months of review and revision based on feedback of experts whose name they didn’t even know. In the last decade journals such as BMJ Open moved to an open peer review process by divulging the reviewer’s identities to the author and publishing the reviews of the experts online for open access to all readers. This open peer review model prevents redundancy and encourages transparency in the scientific process.

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