Medical publishers grant free journal access to world's poor

<p>Six of the world's biggest medical publishers, including Blackwell Science, Elsevier Science, Springer Verlag and John Wiley, have signed an agreement with the World Health Organisation that will allow developing countries to gain access to scientific information published in their journals for free. The publishers have agreed to a tiered-pricing model that will make nearly 1,000 of the 1,240 top international biomedical journals available to institutions in the 100 poorest countries free of charge or at deeply reduced rates.</p><p>Scheduled to start in January 2002, the initiative is ex...

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