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Wednesday, November 12, 2003

PubMed Central will host individual OA articles

PubMed Central has launched an About Open Access page drawing attention to the journals that provide open access to their contents through PMC. The page also announces an important new policy: "[I]n October 2003, PMC began accepting individual open access articles from journals that do not participate in PMC on a routine basis. For the specific conditions under which PMC accepts these articles, see the relevant PMC agreement (in Microsoft Word format)." The offer is open to all authors in the life sciences willing to release their work to "open access" as defined by the Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing. (Thanks to George Porter.)