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Elsevier improves access to its products in 100 developing countries

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 18 September 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6283
  1. Nigel Hawkes
  1. 1London

Researchers in more than 100 developing countries will be able to access the entire collection of books and journals published by Elsevier free or at low cost, the Access to Research and Development Programme has announced.

The programme, which is coordinated by the World International Property Organisation, a United Nations agency, and of which Elsevier is a founder partner, provides cheaper access to research findings for academic institutions in poorer countries.

Selected Elsevier journals have been available under the programme before, but this is now to be extended to all its journals and books. Alicia Wise, director of universal access at Elsevier, said, “We are delighted to extend our partnership with the WIPO and in this way …

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