Because of the positive response to the new online feature AVMA Collections, the monograph series has been made available to all viewers, not just [American Veterinary Medical Association] journal subscribers.
AVMA Collections is designed to help veterinarians and others locate and put to use the best information from the AVMA scientific journals. In addition to the summary and bulleted highlights of each article, all viewers can access full-text PDFs without needing to log in.
Initially when Dr. Althea A. Jones, AVMA online professional services editor, announced the new monograph series (see JAVMA, April 1, page 981), JAVMA readers were the first to have free access to all the content, with others being able to view articles on a pay-per-view basis. Shortly after the series' April 1 debut, demand was so strong that the editors decided to open access to everyone who might benefit from this service. Within days, international visits more than doubled.
Gavin Baker at 4/22/2008 06:42:00 PM.
The open access movement:
Putting peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly literature
on the internet. Making it available free of charge and
free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Removing the barriers to serious research.