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Welcome to JGIM Web

 , August 05, 2013

I am pleased to announce that we are launching JGIM Web today. We have several goals as we start this new endeavor:

Connect the reader to the print journal in a seamless manner by:
  • Providing a link to the current issue on the home page
  • Highlighting a key article with its related editorial as a featured item on the home page
  • Providing access to all JGIM articles under the JGIM Print menu item.  Here you can search for articles by key words and authors, read abstracts and share them in social media
  • Making full text version of the articles available to SGIM members who log in.
Create a central hub for readers, authors and reviewers:
  • Hosts resources for authors and reviewers 
  • Hosts the submission website maintained by Regenstreif Institute
Host interactive, short and timely “Web Only” content:

Content in the Web Only section may contain original submissions or content from the print issue that has been repurposed for the web. Over time we expect to add other categories of content.  While everyone is invited to submit material for the Web Only section, we want to especially encourage contributions from house staff and medical students. We hope this will increase their engagement with members of SGIM.  At present we have the following content categories:

  • Clinical Images 
  • Medical Humanities (The Living Hand)
  • Bottom Line Summaries. 
  • Clinical Reasoning Exercises (Coming soon)


Make the experience more social and “web 2.0” 
  • Enabling discussions around each content item
  • Sharing links to the content on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google+. We encourage you to follow us on Twitter at @JournalGIM and on Google Plus
Increase awareness of JGIM by spreading word about salient articles on social media


These are pretty ambitious goals and we need your help. Here are a few things you can do:
  • Share the link to our Web-Only page with your house staff and medical students. Encourage them to submit content. While content on JGIM Web is not indexed in MEDLINE, they will get valuable writing experience, quick turnaround and feedback.
  • Participate in the conversation - encourage the authors by posting comments, questions, or links to additional related content.
  • Share the posts that you find interesting on social media . Each “Web Only” post has a link to share with popular social media platforms. You will help improve the visibility of the society and the journal.
Here are some tips to get the most out of the website:
  • Subscribe to RSS feeds. Instead of going to the newsstand to buy your newspaper each day, you have it delivered to you. In the same way RSS delivers your selection of content to you whenever it is updated e.g. every week. There are many ways to get the RSS feed but one of the most popular ones is Feedly. It has Apps for popular mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) and keeps all these in sync.
    • Go to Feedly.com and create an account. Ideally, if you have a Google account, you can log in with that.
    • Select the RSS feed the Web-only section by clicking on the orange logo.
    • This should automatically set up the feed in feedly. If it does not, you can copy the URL (Address) and paste it into “add new content” section of Feedly.
    • Download the feedly app for your iOS or Android device. You can now browse the content on this device.
  • Follow us on Twitter @JournalGIM and @JGIMEditor
  • Follow us on Google+
Thanks for your support and interest. Please email me any suggestions and comments.

Sincerely,
Neil Mehta, MBBS, MS, FACP
Web Editor