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“Impending crisis” in journals provision requires radical solutions

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7459.188-a (Published 22 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:188
  1. Bruno Rushforth
  1. BMJ

    The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has recommended that all UK higher education institutions establish electronic repositories where their published output can be stored and read, free of charge.

    It has also recommended encouraging further experimentation with “author pays” publishing models as one radical long term solution to help improve access to scientific, technical, and medical journals.

    The committee's report into scientific publishing says that a combination of high journal …

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