Publishers withdraw 2500 journals from free access scheme in Bangladesh

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d196 (Published 11 January 2011)
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  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

Five publishers have withdrawn free access to more than 2500 health and biomedical online journals from institutions in Bangladesh. One research leader has described the situation as “very discouraging.”

From 4 January Elsevier Journals withdrew access in Bangladesh to 1610 of its publications, including the Lancet stable of journals, which had been available through the World Health Organization’s Health Inter-Network for Access to Research Initiative (HINARI) programme. HINARI was set up in 2002 to enable not for profit institutions in developing countries to …

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