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BMA Annual representative meeting, Manchester, 27 - 30 June: BMA conference fails to approve motion to abolish charges for BMJ online

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7507.12-f (Published 30 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:12
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. Manchester

    Pleas to scrap charges for access to bmj.com, the online version of the BMJ, failed to win support from representatives at the BMA's annual meeting, who voted that subscriptions for certain parts of the journal should continue.

    Iain Chalmers, editor of the James Lind Library, accused the BMA of hypocrisy for denying free access to the BMJ's website while expressing concern for doctors from developing countries and the populations they serve. “The creation of a …

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