Welcome to the Open Medicine Blog

As a medical librarian, I believe that information is central to human health.

Information is also essential to the health of democracies. Without free, open access to information - particularly from a global perspective - our freedoms are limited and, more specifically, health care providers are unable to practise evidence-based medicine.

Medical librarians work to provide access to this vital lifeblood of information, and we teach health professionals how to locate reliable scientific evidence. But we clearly need to do more.

This is why the Editorial Team of Open Medicine is launching this new journal, including the Open Medicine Blog authored by yours truly.

We hope to change the way health professionals and medical librarians manage medical information and communicate with each other.

Dean Giustini

University of British Columbia Biomedical Branch Library, Canada

ISSN 1911-2092