Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Open access developments

Two new developments today from the world of open access publishing:

- BioMed Central has introduced a new information portal calling attention to the developing world's need for open access to the scientific and medical literature. It can be accessed at: http://www.biomedcentral.com/developingcountries/
As part of the launch, BioMed Central is inviting researchers and others working in developing countries to share their stories about how open access to the online research literature is changing their work.

- BioMed Central has also created a custom button for the Google Toolbar, to make finding open access research from BioMed Central’s research even easier. See http://www.biomedcentral.com/info/about/toolbar/google

CHIRAD supports moves to develop open access and signed up early to the Budapest Open Access Initiative - http://www.soros.org/openaccess/

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