Abstract

Dramatic changes have occurred in both publishing and teaching in the last 20 years stemming from the digital and Internet revolutions. Such changes are likely to grow exponentially in the near future aided by the trend to open access publishing. This revolution has challenged traditional publishing and teaching methods that—largely but not exclusively due to cost—are particularly relevant to professionals in low and middle income countries. The digital medium and the Internet offer boundless opportunities for teaching and training to people in disadvantaged regions. This article describes the development of the IACAPAP eTextbook of child and adolescent mental health, its use,accessibility, and potential impact on the international dissemination of evidence-based practice

Keywords

child mental health education, dissemination of evidence-based practice, e-books, open access publishing

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Link to Publisher Version (DOI)

http://doi.org/10.1186/s13034-015-0084-1