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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

When closed publishers support OA

Material Contributions To Open Access, Open Chemistry Web, July 7, 2008.

One of the surprises when indexing the huge array of literature available on the web is that many major names, that is the ones who are associated with the traditional closed model, pop up as by far and away the biggest contributors to open access works (defined here as those that are downloadable in their entirety free of charge or other barrier such as login giving away substantial personal info).

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (100,000+ free articles)
Royal Society of Chemistry (70,000+ free articles) ...
National Academy of Sciences of the USA (50,000+ free articles) ...