gms | german medical science
The portal German Medical Science is the electronic interdisciplinary portal of the Association of the Scientific Medical Societies in Germany (AWMF). Developed in cooperation with the German Institute of Medical Documentation and Information (DIMDI) and the German National Library of Medicine (ZB MED) it offers open access to medical articles that are high-ranking and quality reviewed. The portal German Medical Science offers all scientists from the field of medicine the possibility to publish their research results online. The project is sponsored by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
Beyond the rapidity of publication and access, the portal German Medical Science fully uses the possibilities of electronic media. Possibilities were created to upgrade the articles by linking them to high-resolution pictures, extensive charts, sounds, films, complete research databases or other data. The integration of national and international reference databases (e.g. MEDLINE) and the access to master files of publications allow for any extension of the information scope. In addition, the internet media enables the development of document-oriented alternatives to "impact-factor".
The archival storage on DIMDI's highly secure servers guarantees for permanent access and citeability. All the articles published in the portal German Medical Science are available throughout the world online for anyone interested immediately, permanently and free of charge (open access).