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These are all the back issues of SOAN (ISSN 1546-7821) and FOSN (ISSN 1535-7848). I always post the current issue here before mailing it.

I may correct typos in back issues as I notice them, and add internal anchors to individual stories or paragraphs for cross-referencing. But I will not add or subtract substantive content or fix dead links.

To browse the major newsletter articles by title rather than by issue, see my writings on OA.

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For the reasons why I had to slow down the newsletter during the 02-03 academic year, see FOSN for 5/30/02. For an account of the revival of the newsletter after the 02-03 year, and the name-change, hence the ISSN-change, see SOAN for 7/4/03.

Peter Suber

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Peter Suber
Faculty Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University,
Research Professor of Philosophy, Earlham College
Open Access Project Director, Public Knowledge
Senior Researcher, SPARC