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Publishers Discuss European E-Print Site

Science  28 Jan 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5453, pp. 563-564
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5453.563

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While U.S. organizers were putting the finishing touches on a new Web site known as PubMed Central, a group of scientists and publishers met in Heidelberg last week to plan a European counterpart called "E-Biosci." The U.S. project, due to go online within a week, is billed as a free archive of biomedical papers. It catalyzed the European initiative but will not be exactly the same. E-Biosci, according to organizers, is likely to require tougher peer reviewing for nonpublished articles and may allow publishers to charge some fees for access to their papers.

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