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“Free” medical publishing venture gets under way

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 04 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:11
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    The Public Library of Science, which has been campaigning to produce free access scientific research via the web, rather than conventional print publication, has obtained a $9m grant over five years from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, enabling it to publish two peer reviewed online journals-on biology and medicine.

    The online journals will be funded through payments made by authors of the papers, rather than the current subscription based financing of medical publications. Authors will be asked to pay about $1500 (£936; €1460) per article, …

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