With medical literature, it’s not only important to access the information from the tens of thousands of global sources, but to understand the historical context as well.
Getting published in a high-impact journal is no longer the only way to disseminate biomedical knowledge. Conference proceedings, posters, and the emerging practice of nanopublishing are changing the pace and volume of publications.
Conference proceedings have a unique relationship with laboratories and other research institutions, because the genre represents an important source of both output from and input to these organizations
Conference literature — the papers and abstracts stemming from professional meetings in science and other academic fields — is becoming increasingly important in academia; the short publication cycle allows a real-time look at modern trends and new insights in the scientific world
At a high level, providers are concerned with two primary considerations: cost and quality.