Here’s a really good idea.
Nature Clinical Practice is testing out the offering of unabridged (“full-text”) articles in .mp3 audio format.
Since the embeddable audio player Nature provided doesn’t work properly for me (perhaps it doesn’t get along with WordPress?), I’ve embedded an audio article below:
Lau CS et al. (2007) Rheumatology in the Asia Pacific region—opportunities and challenges. Nature Clinical Practice Rheumatology 3: 119
This might be a nice way to catch up on clinical “reading” while driving, exercising, or cooking.
Says Nature’s Helen Jaques:
We are keen to receive feedback and comments on the audio article demos, and have created an online survey so that users can tell us what they think of the concept and whether they think we should make audio articles a regular Nature Clinical Practice service across all eight journals.
Respondents to the survey will be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win £100 of Amazon vouchers.