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Wednesday, October 29, 2003

BMC statement on the Elsevier boycott

Jan Velterop, publisher of BioMed Central, has issued a statement on the Elsevier boycott. Excerpt: "The UCSC Resolution shows the deep frustration scientists feel when access to the articles they have written, reporting the results of their research, is threatened by traditional publishers. The subscription publishing model assumes the ownership of these articles and charges very high prices for access."