Re: Discipline Differences in Benefits/Feasibility of Open Access?

From: Jim Till <till_at_UHNRES.UTORONTO.CA>
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 02:13:23 -0500

In the biomedical sciences, the "Clinical Medicine NetPrints" preprint
server, established in December 1999, has accumulated only 67 preprints so
far. See:

The absence of a prior preprint culture in the biomedical sciences is
probably relevant. See:

Open access journals, such as those that have recently been established by
BioMed Central (see:, might be more
promising (at least, in the short term) than efforts designed to try to
foster an "eprint culture" in biomedicine?

Jim Till
University of Toronto
Received on Sun Nov 24 2002 - 07:13:23 GMT

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