April 6, 2001


_Nature_ is sponsoring an online debate on the advantages and feasibility of free online scholarship in the sciences. The debate site contains an editorial, a series of articles directly discussing the main issues, and a forum for reader comments. I think you'll agree that it's rare to see this question get in-depth coverage from a major journal. You can find it at http://www.nature.com/nature/debates/e-access/.


PS. As you know, I follow these issues. Instead of sending out a raft of personal emails whenever there is a new development in this area, I've decided to get organized and create a mailing of list of friends I know or suspect to be interested. If you want to be removed from the mailing list, please just ask. I hate spam more than the next guy and don't want to be guilty of it.


Peter Suber

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