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DOE Cites Competition in Killing PubSCIENCE

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Science  23 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5585, pp. 1257-1259
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5585.1257b

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A free 3-year-old government information service and Web site for the physical sciences has lost out to commercial publishers in a battle for eyeballs. On 7 August the Department of Energy announced that it was pulling the plug on PubSCIENCE, which provided access to bibliographic records in the physical sciences, because it overlapped with similar projects by private publishers.