Open Access

A Journal Club on the Web

  • Charlotte Waterworth1
Critical Care20004:webreport1864

Published: 20 October 2000


This site is an interactive medical journal club where health care professionals can go to discuss articles published in the medical literature. The site was created in 1995 by Dr. Michael Jacobson who periodically summarises articles from the medical literature and puts them up on the site. He adds his own comments about the articles and then invites readers to give their feedback, an intrinsic part of the journal club. In addition, a number of authors of the articles reviewed have participated in the discussions. The articles discussed are primarily in the field of adult internal medicine and are searchable by subject.


The site is very simple to navigate and appears to be popular with the healthcare community, boasting 3,000 visitors per week. Journal Club also alerts vistors by email when new summaries are posted on the site.

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5th September 2000



Authors’ Affiliations

Current Science Ltd



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