PatientINFORM is a collaborative effort by trusted and experienced patient health organizations, medical societies, health information professionals, and scholarly and medical publishers. The participating voluntary health organizations create online material to help patients or their caregivers more fully understand the implications of research and provide links to the full text of research articles they’ve selected from participating journals. The publishers allow readers following links from patientINFORM material on the health organizations’ sites to access the full text of these articles without a subscription, and they provide patients and caregivers with free or reduced-fee access to other articles in participating journals.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes some 262 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of one million. The non-profit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to "advance science and serve society" through initiatives in science policy; international programs; science education; and more. For the latest research news, log onto EurekAlert!, www.eurekalert.org, the premier science-news web site, a service of AAAS.
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the oldest and largest scientific organization in the world focused on every aspect of high-quality, innovative cancer research. AACR is a membership organization with 34,000 members from nearly 90 countries. AACR has as its mission to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration. Through its programs and services, AACR fosters research in cancer and related biomedical science; accelerates the dissemination of new research findings among scientists and others dedicated to the conquest of cancer; promotes science education and training; and advances the understanding of cancer etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment throughout the world. AACR convenes topical scientific conferences and an annual meeting that draws approximately 18,000 participants; offers workshops, fellowships, and grants; and raises public awareness of the progress in and cause for hope in cancer research; advocates for strong federal research funding; and publishes six peer-reviewed scientific journals and a magazine. AACR’s six major peer-reviewed scientific journals include: Cancer Research—the most frequently cited cancer journal in the world—as well as Cancer Discovery, Clinical Cancer Research; Molecular Cancer Therapeutics; Molecular Cancer Research; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention and Cancer Prevention Research. AACR’s magazine, cancertoday, provides information for and connects cancer survivors, patient advocates, their families, physicians, and scientists.
AACR’s policy for patient access—“If You Need It, You Can Read It”—can be found under Information for Readers/Subscribers.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. The mission of the Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To fulfill this mission, the ADA funds research, publishes scientific findings, provides information and other services to people with diabetes, their families, health professionals and the public. The Association is also actively involved in advocating for scientific research and for the rights of people with diabetes. The ADA also publishes the world's premier diabetes journals.
In the Access: Diabetes Research section of ADA’s web site, you can find summaries, or digests, of recent research related to diabetes and related conditions that has been published in participating journals. The article citation at the top of each digest contains a link to the original research article.
Since 1924 the American Heart Association (AHA) has helped protect people of all ages and ethnicities from the ravages of heart disease and stroke. These diseases, the nation's No. 1 and No. 3 killers, claim more than 930,000 American lives a year. The Association invests in research, professional and public education, advocacy and community service programs so people across America can live stronger, longer lives. The AHA also publishes the world's premier cardiology journals.
The American Physiological Society (APS) is a nonprofit organization devoted to fostering education, scientific research and dissemination of information in the physiological sciences. The Society was founded in 1887 and now has over 10,500 members. Most members have doctoral degrees in physiology and/or medicine (or other health professions). APS publishes 14 scholarly journals covering all aspects of physiology. APS journals are among the best in the world in their specialized fields of research and are published both online and in print. APS is proud to provide the legacy content of its journals going back to 1898.
The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), founded in 1900, is the first and oldest radiology society in the United States. The society has been a forum for progress in radiology since shortly after the discovery of the X-ray and is dedicated to the goal of the advancement of medicine through the science of radiology and its allied sciences. The goal of the ARRS is maintained through an annual scientific and educational meeting and through publication of the American Journal of Roentgenology, a highly respected peer-reviewed journal with a worldwide circulation of more than 25,000. For almost 100 years the AJR has been recognized as one of the best specialty journals in the world.
The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is the world's largest and most prestigious professional society concerned with the causes and treatments of blood disorders. ASH has a membership of more than 13,000 clinicians and scientists in the United States and more than 90 countries around the world. For the past four decades, ASH has sponsored its annual meeting, the premier annual education and scientific event in the field of hematology, and has published Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology, which is the most cited peer-reviewed publication in the field. The mission of ASH is to further the understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders affecting the blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic and vascular systems, by promoting research, clinical care, education, training and advocacy in hematology.
Articles for patients from the ASH education book can be accessed via the patient section of ASH’s web site under Other Resources. Information for patients wishing to request an article from the journal Blood can be found here.
More than 11,000 physicians and scientists, all committed to preventing kidney disease and making life better for patients, work together as members of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN). Whether providing expert care to patients, performing cutting-edge medical research, or training the next generation of kidney experts, these nephrologists change lives. Through advocacy, ASN informs policymakers about issues of importance to kidney doctors and their patients. ASN also funds research, convenes world-renowned meetings and generates educational tools that enable nephrologists to be most effective. Building on a 40-year history, ASN brings rigor, integrity and ingenuity to all its work, including publication of the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) and Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).
Annals of Internal Medicine, established by the American College of Physicians in 1927, publishes original research reports, review articles, clinical guidelines, policy articles and commentaries related to the care of adults and adolescents. The mission of the journal is to promote excellence in the practice of medicine and in clinical research. Because Annals of Internal Medicine supports the belief that physicians should be well-informed citizens of both the medical community and society at large, the journal also offers discussion of issues that influence physicians and their patients. In response to burgeoning public interest in health science, Annals of Internal Medicine began to publish Summaries for Patients in 1999. The summaries are non-technical synopses of original research articles and other selected journal content intended to make content more accessible to non-physician readers.
The BMJ Publishing Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Medical Association. The Group's mission is to publish intellectually sound material that will serve the needs of doctors, members, other health professionals, the scientific community and the public. BMJ’s collection of journals represents some of the leading titles in specialist clinical areas, public health and evidence-based medicine.
Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, Reaxys, MD Consult and Nursing Consult, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai’s Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.
Elsevier is part of the Reed Elsevier Group plc, a leading international publisher and information provider.
In addition to making articles from select journals available through summaries on the web sites of patientINFORM’s VHO participants, Elsevier provides patients and caregivers with access to articles via the DeepDyve lending program.
This program supports patients and their family members looking for medical information and provides access to journal articles from selected Elsevier publications. The articles can be rented for a period of time for a minimal handling fee of $3.99. This provides a public service to those in medical need and the journals included in the program cover different medical fields, representing both publisher and society journals.
The mission of The Endocrine Society (TES) is excellence in hormone research and care of patients with endocrine disease. To achieve this mission, the Society will continue to be the prime advocate and integrative force for clinicians and investigators and will maintain a leadership role in providing endocrine education and information to the diverse professional endocrine community, the broader medical community, policy-makers, patients and the public. TES publishes seven peer-reviewed journals in the field of endocrinology. Information on how to request an article from one of TES’s journals can be found on the For Patients page of its journals site.
The Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development (JRRD) is the only scientific peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The journal publishes original research, editorials, and technical reports from U.S. and international authors covering 31 different rehabilitation topics. For its nontechnical readers (e.g., veterans, patients, and caregivers), JRRD publishes plain-language summaries in each issue that describe the purpose and explain who may benefit from the research. These summaries are useful tools that keep patients and interested individuals informed of current research and encourage discussion of research between patients and their healthcare providers.
Founded in 1781, the Massachusetts Medical Society is the oldest continuously operating medical society in the United States. Its mission is to advocate for the shared interests of patients and physicians by encouraging the development of standards for high quality health care. In recent years, the Society has assumed a leadership role in public health, health system reform and patient safety. With membership that has grown from 70 members in 1781 to more than 18,000 members today, the Massachusetts Medical Society continues to serve the citizens and the physician community of Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts Medical Society also serves the world community of researchers and physicians through its publications. The New England Journal of Medicine is the oldest continuously published medical journal in the world. The Journal's mission “to bring physicians the best research at the intersection of biomedical science and clinical practice and to present the information in an understandable and clinically useful format” is synchronous with the Society's mission “to do all things as may be necessary and appropriate to advance medical knowledge.”
Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is a publisher of high impact scientific and medical information in print and online. NPG publishes journals, online databases and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine.
Focusing on the needs of scientists, Nature (founded in 1869) is the leading weekly, international scientific journal. In addition, for this audience, NPG publishes a range of Nature research journals and Nature Reviews journals, plus a range of prestigious academic journals including society-owned publications. Online, nature.com provides over 5 million visitors per month with access to NPG publications and online databases and services, including Nature News and NatureJobs plus access to Nature Network and Nature Education’s Scitable.com.
Part of Macmillan Publishers Limited, NPG is a global company with principal offices in London, New York and Tokyo, and offices in cities. For more information, please go to www.nature.com.
Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship and education by publishing worldwide. It is the world's largest university press. It publishes more than 4,500 new books a year, has a presence in over fifty countries and employs some 3,700 people worldwide. It has become familiar to millions through a diverse publishing program that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, school and college textbooks, children's books, materials for teaching English as a foreign language, business books, dictionaries and reference books, and journals. A list of participating OUP journals can be found here.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the official journal of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., is an authoritative source of high-impact, original research that broadly spans the biological, physical, and social sciences. Appearing weekly in print and daily online, PNAS publishes cutting-edge original research, innovative feature articles, insightful commentaries, topical special features, compelling profiles, and much more. PNAS is one of the most highly cited multidisciplinary, science journals and all research articles have the seal of approval of an Academy member. More than 25% of our authors choose open access to make their papers immediately available online and every paper is available free online 6 months after publication.
SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Among its nearly 600 journals are some of the leading titles in the fields of clinical medicine and research, from orthopedics, nursing and nutrition to pharmacology and biomolecular science. SAGE Journals Online, SAGE’s award winning platform, can be accessed at http://online.sagepub.com. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology and medicine. SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC. Learn more at www.sagepub.com. A list of participating SAGE journals can be found here.
SNM is an international scientific and medical organization dedicated to raising public awareness about what molecular imaging is and how it can help provide patients with the best health care possible. SNM members specialize in molecular imaging, a vital element of today's medical practice that adds an additional dimension to diagnosis, changing the way common and devastating diseases are understood and treated.
SNM's more than 17,000 members set the standard for molecular imaging and nuclear medicine practice by creating guidelines, sharing research and information through journals and meetings and leading advocacy on key issues that affect molecular imaging and therapy research and practice. For more information, visit www.snm.org.
Springer is a leading global STM publisher and has always been at the forefront of innovation in publishing, starting with the launch of SpringerLink, its electronic platform in 1996, to the launch of the largest scientific eBook collection exactly 10 years later. Springer’s publications cover subjects ranging from the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering and computer science to medicine and psychology. The people at Springer’s major locations in New York, Heidelberg, Dordrecht, London, Paris, Milan, New Delhi, Tokyo and Beijing publish 6,500 new book titles each year and more than 2,000 journals. Furthermore, Springer publishes a number of cutting edge electronic products and is also the largest open access publisher in the world. For more information, visit springer.com. Springer’s journals, along with books and reference works, can be found online at SpringerLink. A list of participating journals can be found here.
Thieme's strong reputation for quality stretches back more than 100 years to the company's founding. Thieme publishes more than 130 medical and scientific journals, hosted online at Thieme-connect.com. More than 60 of these journals are published on behalf of professional societies, and they are central to the missions of these organizations. Each year, Thieme brings out more than 500 new books — more than 125,000 printed pages — and dozens of online products. A list of Thieme's participating journals can be found here.
Wiley has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Wiley has partnerships with many of the world’s leading societies, and publishing strength in every major academic and professional field. Wiley’s scientific, technical, and scholarly business publishes over 1,500 peer-reviewed journals and 1,500+ new books annually in print and online, as well as databases, major reference works, and laboratory protocols in scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly subjects. To access Wiley journals online visit wileyonlinelibrary.com - one of the world’s most extensive multidisciplinary collections of online resources, covering life, health, social and physical sciences, and humanities. A list of journals participating in patientINFORM can be found here.
A leading global provider of information for medical and health professionals, Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer nv, a multi-national information services company based in Amsterdam. They provide the health market with top quality information via traditional and interactive delivery methods. Their customers rely on our textbooks, medical journals, bibliographic, reference and pharmaceutical databases, not to mention their proprietary drug information software, clinical assistance systems, web-based information systems and online continuing education products. Nearly 300 journals and newsletters are published under the Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) brand. A list of participating LWW journals can be found here.