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Paying for bmj.com: Summary of responses

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7427.1348 (Published 04 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1348
  1. Birte Twisselmann, technical editor
  1. BMJ

    EDITOR—By 21 November 77 readers had responded to Delamothe and Smith's editorial.1 2

    Most of them were sanguine about the decision to charge a reasonable fee (£10-20 ($17-34; €;14-28)) for access to bmj.com, although the question was raised whether subscribers to the paper journal actually subsidised web users worldwide. Some expressed their thanks for having had free access for so many years and wondered why other journals had not followed suit. The idea that charging was a way to …

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