GLSI Blog » Access the Best Peer-Reviewed Images in One Place

Access the Best Peer-Reviewed Images in One Place

After countless conversations with cardiology fellows and medicine residents, our founding editors realized there was no academic journal or website to which to submit high-quality images and videos that weren’t accompanied by detailed case studies or reports. These images and videos, while valuable to the larger scientific community, couldn’t find homes in existing journals or databases, leaving medical trainees unable to share some of the interesting images that they encountered in clinical and academic medicine. Additionally, medical instructors—often the very people most in need of quality images and videos to accompany their lectures—had to sift through multiple sites and constantly question the quality of what they found.

To help address this two-fold problem experienced by medical trainees and instructors, we created the Global Library of Scientific Images. Now, students, residents and teachers have a venue to publish and download high-quality images and videos accompanied by basic information and descriptions.

The collection spans the normal and the abnormal and features both common problems and rare conditions. Our contributors submit everything through an editorial board of leaders in the field, meaning our images and videos are peer reviewed for quality and accuracy. This process also allows our student and resident contributors to list their submissions as publications as they apply for competitive fellowship programs.

And while we initially set out to create a database that met the needs of those in medical fields, the Global Library of Scientific Images is adaptable to other scientific disciplines. That makes our mission fairly simple: We want to be the best source of educational images and videos for the science students and teachers of the world.

We hope you enjoy exploring our site. The images and videos are free for all educational purposes, and our site is designed to make searching and downloading as easy as possible. Members can even request an image or video directly from a contributor if they can’t find what they’re looking for.

Registration is free and allows you full access to our materials, as well as the ability to submit your own images and videos. If you have questions about the registration process or anything else regarding how the site operates, please contact us.