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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Another society publisher converts a TA journal to OA

The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) has converted Laparoscopy Today to OA.  At the same time it provided OA to the full back run, from 2002. 

SLS also publishes the Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, which is TA but since 2006 has provided OA to its back issues after just a three month embargo.  Finally, SLS publishes a book, Prevention & Management of Laparoendoscopic Surgical Complications, which was originally print only but since 2006 has been available in an OA edition as well.