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Science Publishing: Fermilab Group Tries Plain English

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Science  11 Apr 1997:
Vol. 276, Issue 5310, pp. 199-200
DOI: 10.1126/science.276.5310.199b

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CHICAGO-- A major research group in one of the field's most intimidating enclaves--particle physics--has decided it cares enough about its readers to post on the World Wide Web a "plain English" version of every technical paper it publishes. The seemingly revolutionary experiment by a group at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory aims to bring particle physics to a wider audience and ease the job of scientists trying to stay abreast of specialties outside their own.