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Thursday, October 28, 2004

Editorial in new OA journal

E. Scott Sills, Robert M. Winston, and Gianpiero D. Palermo, Shaping the future of research and practice in reproductive endocrinology/infertility, Journal of Experimental & Clinical Assisted Reproduction, September 2, 2004. An editorial in the inaugural issue of a new OA journal from BMC. Excerpt: "Journal of Experimental and Clinical Assisted Reproduction is fully committed to the philosophy of Open Access....While the availability of published articles on the journal's homepage provides high and unrestricted visibility for accepted articles, contents of [JECAR] are also accessioned in PubMed Central....Accordingly, all journal publications are available free and without password requirements to anyone with internet access....We do not require authors to assign their copyright claim to the publisher as a condition of publishing any article....With the beginning of a new century of medical research, library privileges and institutional journal holdings will continue to be eclipsed by electronic publishing and unrestricted access to the internet. The publishing revolution made possible by such technology presages a bright future for continued interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers. Against this background, [JECAR] exists for the scientific community to facilitate this scholarly dialogue."