A few weeks ago, we had discussed whether about mobile applications used in public health. Today, I would like to share with you yet another very interesting use of mobile applications, which I found thanks to twitter and -of course- thanks to iMedicalApps website.
Did you know that more and more scientific journals now make their content available digitally for iPADs or e-readers? Highly regarded journals like the Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine are offering such applications and the complete list of journals doing it is longer than you might have thought!
This list is quite dominated by medical journals and I could only identify a couple of Journals that could be considered to be covered under the wider umbrella of Public Heath, namely the Health Affairs Journal (which also has a blog, by the way) and the Journal of Community and Health Science. It seems that some of the applications offer basic use, such as downloading PDFs, while others allow more interaction to users.
Are you using any of the above mobile versions of scientific Journals? Or would you be interested in using one? What difference would this make to your daily life as a student or researcher?