Attendees of the International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine in March 2014 received a free subscription to Critical Care as part of their registration.
Critical Care has always made its primary research content openly accessible, under licenses that allow others to freely re-use articles, with the appropriate attribution. The journal also published additional types of content which were available only to subscribers for the first 12 months after publication. Attendees received access to these additional articles through their free subscription.
From January 2015, Critical Care changed to become entirely open access and subscriptions were no longer maintained to the additional content.
What does this mean to ISICEM 2014 attendees?
You can continue to enjoy full access to all content published in Critical Care. The only difference is that you will no longer need to log in to be able to access the non-research articles.
You mentioned "open access"; what does that mean?
All articles published in Critical Care are open access and are therefore universally and freely accessible via the Internet and deposited immediately upon publication in at least one widely and internationally recognized open access repository (such as PubMed Central). Copyright is retained by the authors, and they may grant to anyone the right to reproduce and disseminate the article, providing, it is correctly cited and no errors are introduced.
You can find out more by reading BioMed Central's open access charter. Critical Care remains the only journal in the field committed to open access for all research articles.
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