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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Two nuclear medicine journals provide delayed free access

The Society of Nuclear Medicine has decided to provide free online access to year-old back issues of its two leading journals, the Journal of Nuclear Medicine and the Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology. From yesterday's press release:
SNM announced today that its flagship Journal of Nuclear Medicine and the Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology have moved to an open access publishing model, providing free, full-text online articles 12 months after publication.

"With digital open access, users are free to read, download, copy, distribute and print articles--with proper acknowledgement and citation," said Heinrich R. Schelbert, JNM's editor in chief. "This action speeds the delivery of important developments and innovations that significantly impact disease recognition, staging and management, thus expanding its audience to include medical researchers, physicians, technologists, other health care providers, patients and their advocates, students and the global public," said Schelbert, professor of molecular and medical pharmacology at the University of California at Los Angeles and the George V. Taplin professor at the university's David Geffen School of Medicine....

Comment. Full OA journals provide free online access immediately upon publication.