The publishers of our former official journal, the ‘European Journal of Palliative Care’, are enabling free access to around 2,000 journal articles. Julie Ling, Chief Executive Officer, and Avril Jackson, Social Media Editor, European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC), explain.
A year ago we shared with our members and followers the sad news of the closure of the European Journal of Palliative Care, a journal much loved by its readers and one of the official journals of the EAPC since 1994. In the 24 years of its existence, the journal had built up an impeccable reputation for diverse and high-quality articles on palliative and end-of-life care. Equally, it was the source of several seminal EAPC white papers as well as being the official ‘book of abstracts’ for many EAPC congresses.
Now, one year on, we’re delighted to tell you that thanks to the publishers,PMGroup and Hayward Medical Publishing, everyone can now enjoy free access to the entire archive of the EJPC from 1994 to 2018. This opens up a fantastic repository of thought-provoking and well-evidenced articles from across Europe and beyond. So take the opportunity to browse the archive and read and download your favourite articles. To access the archive, click here and register free of charge (you may need to choose the year, issue and article and then register). There are 24 years of global palliative care history in that archive – please take advantage of this and register now!
In a recent discussion with Karl Equi, Executive Director of Hayward Medical Publishing, he said:
“PMGroup and Hayward Medical Publishing recognise the high quality content within the EJPC – and the benefits this has to patients and healthcare professionals alike, we are pleased to keep this archive free to access while we look at ways of rejuvenating this much respected and valued journal.”
When the journal closed in June 2018 we were devastated, not only for the loss of top-quality articles to the journal’s readers and our members, our colleagues who worked on the journal, but also it was the end of a strong and effective bond between the EJPC and the EAPC. We had always welcomed the journal’s presence at our congresses and had appreciated their generous donation of prizes for our award winners over many years. But in opening up the archive we feel that some of fruits of our past relationship have not been entirely lost and we are therefore most grateful to the journal’s publishers.
So, as thoughts turn to holidays and summer reading, forget the blockbuster and dip into the EJPC archive – we promise you won’t be disappointed!
- European Journal of Palliative Care. Choose the year, issue and article then register free of charge to access the archive.
- You can also view more than 120 posts on the EAPC blog that relate to longer EJPC articles – click here to read the posts. (To access the full journal article in the archive, you will need to register as instructed above).