• Beliz Koçyiğit

Turk Med Stud J 2022;9(1):0-0


"Our mission of disseminating knowledge is only half complete if the information is not made widely and readily available to society."

-Berlin Declaration

Open access is defined as a global movement pointed towards giving free and open internet-based access to scholastic data such as scientific publications. A publication is characterized as open access when there is no monetary, legitimate, or specialized hindrance to access, or at least, when anybody can peruse, download, duplicate, appropriate, print, search and search or utilize the data.

Open access is a distributing model for insightful correspondence that offers research data to readers for free, instead of the conventional membership model, where readers can access scientific publications by paying a membership.

The greatest advantage of open access is that it enables the results of scientific research to be spread more quickly and widely. For instance, more people can have access to scientific papers, including those who could not otherwise access this information because they can not afford an expensive journal subscription. New ideas can spread faster and more widely and trigger new research efforts, which serves as a driving force for knowledge.

Turkish Medical Student Journal (TMSJ) encourages and enables all students of medicine and health sciences to research and publish their valuable research in all branches of medicine. TMSJ is also a fully open access journal that provides free and unrestricted online availability to its content immediately upon publication without delay. As the editorial board of TMSJ, we believe that knowledge should be freely available online and the user rights along with the copyright terms should be defined clearly to ensure that this concept works effectively.

Beliz Koçyiğit
Editor-in-Chief, Turkish Medical Student Journal
Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, TURKEY