10/90 Journals Bridging the information gap: Promoting Research around the World
What is 10/90?
“10/90 gap refers to the statistical finding of the Global Forum for Health Research  that only ten per cent of worldwide expenditure on health research and development is devoted to the problems that primarily affect the poorest 90 per cent of the world's population.” 
“Information and Communication is key to fighting the 10/90 gap”. This forum is for addressing the larger 90% through:
(1) 10/90 Journals: With the launching of the 10/90 Student Journal for giving a voice to students from around the world to discuss openly more about neglected issues.
(2) Blog and Discussions Sections addressing various aspects of the digital divide and aspects pertaining to health research.
The Core Objective:
The beta version hopes to address important health issues around the world, especially those affecting the developing countries. It is a platform giving voice to the neglected issues of the world.
Initially, for researchers, students and young scientists we are launching the 10/90 Research Journal. The focus of the journal would be to present quality reviews and opinions from experts of the field regarding different aspects and issues concerning research in general. Unless we do not know the basic principles of research, we would not be able to do good research. The concept is simple, but is needed because the resources highlighting issues related to research are limited and if available are not free.
This open access plans to bridge that information gap and provide fellow researchers with good, useful and up to date quality reviews on topics concerning research.
Instruction for authors:
The topics submitted should be thoroughly searched and reviewed. Articles sent may be concerning but not limited to the following topics:
The article should be in word format, double spaced with clearly outlined headings. The use of abbreviations should be minimal. Evidence should be supported by references wherever needed.
Tables and figures if used should be embedded within the document.
The title page should highlight the title along with the authors and their affiliations/place of work. People who made contributions to the work but are not entitled for authorship should duly be acknowledged in the acknowledgements section.
A box highlighting 5 important lessons to be learnt from the article should be included with every submission in the same document.
All submissions should be addressed to email@example.com with the title 10/90 Research Journal - (Article Title) in the subject line.
"* Plagiarism is the use of others' published and unpublished ideas or words (or other intellectual property) without attribution or permission, and presenting them as new and original rather than derived from an existing source.
* The intent and effect of plagiarism is to mislead the reader as to the contributions or the plagiariser. This applies whether the ideas or words are taken from abstracts, research grant applications, ethics committee applications, or unpublished or published manuscripts in any publication format (print or electronic).
* Plagiarism is serious scientific misconduct. " 
The Road Ahead:
Followed by this, the journal would highlight the research work related to Mental Health, Public Health, Tropical Diseases and Social Sciences. However, research related to all areas of medicine and other sciences are invited.
As pointed out by the Global Health Forum Report as well, little interest goes to research outside the Bio-Medical area, which further leads to neglect of many key areas affecting human health.
The review process is unique because the initial review comes from other fellow peers themselves. This also helps students in developing analytical skills and lets them compare their reviews with those of a faculty referee.
The goal is to encourage students for engaging themselves in research and gives them a voice in the world literature. It is to encourage them to research and present their work. The forum is the starting point rather than an endpoint for presenting their work.
It is a platform to share experiences, so that other students can learn and benefit from what you have learnt. We all are students and will always be. Sharing of our ideas and experiences with each other would have immense benefit in the long run.
The material wherever used should be appropriately cited giving credit to the authors.
 10/90 Report on Health Research 2003-2004 Available from the Global Health Forum’s Website http://www.globalforumhealth.org/Site/002__What%20we% 20do/005__Publications/001__10%2090%20reports.php Accessed August 6, 2007
 Wikipedia contributors, "10/90 gap," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=10/90_gap&oldid=87289317 Accessed August 6, 2007.