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Thursday, February 14, 2002

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find related articles. powered by google. BBC News Boost for research paper access

"Plans to extend free access to scientific and academic research papers have received a boost with the announcement of a $3m grant from financier and philanthropist George Soros' Open Society Institute.

Open access advocate Professor Stevan Harnad of the University of Southampton, UK, says the money could make it easier for academics wanting to set up their own alternatives to commercially run journals."

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find related articles. powered by google. BioMedNet Profit vs. Public access
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"Publishers of established scientific journals have thus far resisted demands for freer access. In its campaign to make biomedical research literature available free online, Public Library of Science is now taking a new tack: It hopes to publish peer-reviewed, electronic journals.

"If we really want to change the publication of scientific research, we must do the publishing ourselves," says an announcement posted Sept. 1 on the group's Web site. "It is time for us to work together to create the journals we have called for."

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find related articles. powered by google. GenomeWeb Public Library of Science Prepares to Boycott Journals with Launch of Publishing Effort

With the September deadline drawing nearer, Eisen told the ISMB audience that the group has "been met with hostility" by most journal publishers and is "faced with the likelihood that there will be nowhere to be published" after September 1.

"The only alternative is to create a way to publish our own journals," Eisen said.

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find related articles. powered by google. Scientific American Publish Free or Perish

"When a molecular biologist or a biochemist has made a discovery - often after many months or even years of tedious experiments - they tell the rest of the world by publishing their results in a scientific journal. So far, these journals have controlled who can read them and who cannot - but maybe not for much longer.

E-mail, Internet discussion groups, electronic databases and pre- or e-print servers have already transformed the way scientists openly exchange their results. And in the life sciences, researchers are now demanding that their work be included in at least one free central electronic archive of published literature, challenging the traditional ownership of publishers. The demand has sparked widespread discussions among scientists, publishers, scientific societies and librarians about the future of scientific publishing. The outcome may be nothing short of a revolution in the scientific publishing world."

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find related articles. powered by google. GenomeBiology Senior scientists promise to boycott journals

"A group of leading American scientists is promising to boycott scientific journals that refuse to make research articles available free of charge. The scientists have joined a campaign to promote the unfettered exchange of scientific information and establish a web-based public library for science."

"The supporters of the initiative believe that it will "vastly increase the accessibility and utility of the scientific literature, enhance scientific productivity, and catalyze integration of the disparate communities of knowledge and ideas in biomedical sciences." Campaigners aim to prevent the published record of scientific research, much of it paid for with public funds amounting to tens of billions of dollars a year, from being "permanently controlled and monopolized by publishers."

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find related articles. powered by google. Wired News The Science of E-Publishing

""Publishers are reluctant to give away content because they are concerned that advertisers may go away," said Jerome Kassirer, former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine. "Advertisers pay more attention to the number of subscriptions to paper journals than to the number of eyeballs on any given website."

"There's a lot of anxiety that if (print journals) have an electronic offering, people will migrate online and they will lose their paper subscription revenues," agreed Tony Delamothe, editor of BMJ Online, a medical association journal that, unlike most journals, does not charge to access its electronic content.

Some insist that simply publishing electronically is not enough --and that open, free access is necessary to disseminate global research."

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find related articles. powered by google. BioMedCentral Freedom of Information Conference: The impact of open access on biomedical research

"How should biomedical research be communicated? How should research be assessed and validated?"

"Below are abstracts, transcripts, and biographies from the conference. Some presentations did not lend themselves to transcription. Where possible we have supplemented them with editorials from the speakers.

We have also commissioned editorial articles from several speakers and delagates at the meeting."

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Bioinformatics will be at the core of biology in the 21st century. In fields ranging from structural biology to genomics to biomedical imaging, ready access to data and analytical tools are fundamentally changing the way investigators in the life sciences conduct research and approach problems. Complex, computationally intensive biological problems are now being addressed and promise to significantly advance our understanding of biology and medicine. No biological discipline will be unaffected by these technological breakthroughs.


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