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Journals Offered Free to Poorest Nations

Science  13 Jul 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5528, pp. 189-190
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5528.189a

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Researchers and doctors in poorer nations will get free or low-priced electronic access to nearly 1000 biomedical journals. The six largest commercial journal publishers agreed this week to open their Internet vaults to universities, laboratories, and health agencies in nearly 100 nations under an initiative led by the World Health Organization.