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AP/Fort Wayne News-Sentinel: Free Online Journal Seeks Revolution in Science Publishing

Oct 18, 2003, 04:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"A new online journal aims to radically alter scientific publishing, breaking the stranglehold that expensive private journals have on the details of most discoveries by making vital research freely available on the Internet.

"The San Francisco-based Public Library of Science, though backed by leading academics including Nobel laureates, was dismissed as idealistic and unfeasible by many in the scientific and publishing communities when announced over the summer.

"Those critics are now thinking twice. In its first issue this week, the peer-reviewed publication featured a stunning study that forced the world to take notice..."

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