Volume 17, Number 4 April 2000
The PubMed Central repository launches
BioMed Central and E-BioSci initiative will support the NIH venture
by Robin Peek
FOCUS ON PUBLISHING column discusses PubMed Central, the National
Institutes of Health's (NIH) new repository for peer-reviewed
primary research reports. Relates that materials will consist of
journals that are currently indexed by one of the major
abstracting-and-indexing services, or journals that have three or
more research-grant holders from major funding agencies on their
editorial boards. Describes BioMed Central, a new, publisher-based
Web initiative that will forge a relationship with PubMed Central,
and that hopes to enhance the distribution model; and E-BioSci, the
European response to the PubMed Central initiative. Notes that while
PubMed Central is credited for sparking this initiative, it is
unlikely that E-BioSci will be its exact replica. Says that early
discussions indicate that articles held in the E-BioSci archive may
not be universally free.
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