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J R Soc Med. 2014 August; 107(8): 328.
PMCID: PMC4128081

From JRSM Open

JRSM Open is an online-only, peer-reviewed, open-access companion journal to JRSM. JRSM Open was launched in June 2010 and is rapidly developing into a leading international online resource of clinical papers, reviews and case reports on all aspects of improving patient care. As with other open access journals, authors are required to pay a small fee for published articles to cover the production costs and ensure that their article is freely available to readers. Articles published in JRSM Open are included in PubMed, PubMed Central and Google Scholar.

You can find JRSM Open on the Internet at To submit a clinical paper or case report to JRSM Open, visit For submission inquiries, contact Dr Kamran Abbasi, editor of JRSM and JRSM Open, by email at

Articles published in JRSM Open will also be mentioned in the print edition of JRSM. Here are the articles published in JRSM Open in June 2014:


  • Melissa Scribani, Jessica Shelton, David Chapel, Nicole Krupa, Lynae Wyckoff, and Paul Jenkins. Comparison of bias resulting from two methods of self-reporting height and weight: a validation study. JRSM Open June 2014 5: 2042533313514048, doi:10.1177/2042533313514048
  • Murtaza Kadhum, Ali Jaffery, Adnaan Haq, Jenny Bacon, and Brendan Madden. Measuring the acute cardiovascular effects of shisha smoking: a cross-sectional study. JRSM Open June 2014 5: 2054270414531127, doi:10.1177/2054270414531127

Case Reports

  • Ami Schattner, Meital Adi, and Peleg Ben-Galim. Low-back pain, lassitude and loss of appetite. JRSM Open June 2014 5: 2054270414523409, doi:10.1177/2054270414523409
  • Rosie Cresner, Shameem Mahmood, Jane Chen, Camilla Rowan, and Ashutosh D Wechalekar. Thoracic amyloidomas: Two case reports of an evasive diagnosis. JRSM Open June 2014 5: 2054270414527280, doi:10.1177/2054270414527280
  • John Georgakopoulos, John Katsilieris, Christos Papaloucas, Nikolaos Kelekis, and Vassilis Kouloulias. Carotid sinus malfunction presenting with presyncopal episodes during radiation therapy for head and neck cancer. JRSM Open June 2014 5: 2054270414527937, doi:10.1177/2054270414527937
  • Oliver Lloyd, Simon Lammy, Rebecca Edwards, and Robert Laing. Takayasu’s arteritis and an elevated antistreptolysin O titre – a potentially expensive diagnostic conundrum. JRSM Open June 2014 5: 2054270414531125, doi:10.1177/2054270414531125
  • Kriti Mittal, Michael J McNamara, Brian R Curtis, and Keith R McCrae. Antiplatelet antibodies in oxaliplatin-induced immune thrombocytopenia. JRSM Open June 2014 5: 2054270414531126, doi:10.1177/2054270414531126

Articles from Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine are provided here courtesy of Royal Society of Medicine Press