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How to Contribute to the Library and Why

Global Library of Scientific Images was created to be user-friendly enough for anyone to use. While you’ll get the most out of it if you’re a practicing physician, a medical student or are otherwise involved in the scientific and medical community, it’s really for anyone with an interest in scientific or medical research. And whether you’re just starting out or you’re already an expert in your field, it’s also a great platform to share your work, trade ideas and gain publication credit.

All it takes to both view and contribute images and videos is to register as a user.

  • First, you’ll want to fill out the required information on our website. Anyone age 16 or older can create a profile and become a Registered User.
  • After that, you’ll gain instant access to the full library, allowing you to download and even request images and videos for educational purposes.
  • Once you’re logged in, you’ll also be able to navigate to the “submit content” area of the site, where you can upload your own medical or scientific images or videos and their accompanying information.
  • Our editorial board then reviews submissions, ensuring the highest quality standards throughout our site.

Why share my images with Global Library of Scientific Images?

Early in the creation of Global Library of Scientific Images, our founding editors spoke with many medical residents who were conducting valuable research but had no place to share it. Without enough supporting information to warrant a case study or report, these smaller, more-focused projects made up of images and videos were left unseen.

Global Library of Scientific Images provides a platform for this type of research. Contributors can demonstrate their expertise and receive academic credit for projects that require less time and labor. And, because every submission is peer reviewed, they can be listed as publications in applications to residency or fellowship programs.

Sharing contributions also helps build our medical and scientific communities. The very pieces of information that were formerly going unpublished are often exactly what medical and scientific instructors need in their lecture preparation.

Best of all, the registration and image and video submission process is simple. It takes only a few minutes to complete the registration form and get started. If you have questions about the registration process or anything else regarding how the site operates, please contact us.