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Max Planck Takes an E-Publishing Plunge

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Science  23 Feb 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5508, pp. 1464-1465
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5508.1464

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Germany's Max Planck Society, which runs the country's flagship network of 80 research institutes, is about to launch a publicly accessible electronic publishing center that will enable its scientists to post published papers--and findings before they are peer-reviewed. The center will also develop new tools for information dissemination and electronic management, and negotiate on behalf of all the institutes to cut deals for cheaper access to electronic journals.