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NIH's Online Publishing Venture Ready for Launch

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Science  03 Sep 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5433, pp. 1466
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5433.1466a

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This week, National Institutes of Health director Harold Varmus announced that NIH will launch its electronic archive and publication site, now called PubMed Central (formerly E-biomed), beginning in January 2000. It will accept reports--both reviewed and some unreviewed material--comments, and data files from journals and scientific groups and redistribute them on the Internet at no charge. The final plan is described in a notice released by NIH on 30 August (