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Friday, 28th October 2011

Royal Society Journal Archive Permanently Free to Access Online

By Africa S. Hands

From the Royal Society:

Around 60,000 historical scientific papers are accessible via a fully searchable online archive, with papers published more than 70 years ago now becoming freely available.

The move is being made as part of the Royal Society’s ongoing commitment to open access in scientific publishing.  Opening of the archive is being timed to coincide with Open Access Week, and also comes soon after the Royal Society announced its first ever fully open access journal, Open Biology.

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