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IDSA announces new open access journal, names Paul Sax, M.D., editor
Date:11/11/2013

roup) and author of the popular blog, "HIV and ID Observations."

"Paul has an impressive knowledge of editorial processes and an established track record for engaging readers with innovative online strategies," said Bruce Polsky, MD, chair of the OFID Editor Search Work Group. "We were impressed with his vision for the new journal, as well as his experience as a clinician, researcher, editor and author."

Dr. Sax has outlined plans to establish OFID as authoritative, rapid, engaging and entertaining. "This new journal must take advantage of the fact that an ever-growing proportion of clinicians and researchersespecially younger clinicians and researchersget virtually all of their medical information from a screen, not a printed issue or textbook," said Dr. Sax. "The online-publication model offers almost limitless opportunities for innovation, which should fulfill the goal of increasing engagement with contributors and readers."

For example, Dr. Sax has proposed using OFID as venue for featuring not only interesting and innovative research papers, but also diverse images, expert commentaries, interviews with authors, downloadable podcasts, and videos. Through a moderated forum, reader comments on the site would be strongly encouraged.


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