Zero-cost online journals urged for 3rd world

from the is-it-"property"-or-is-it-science?-let's-decide dept.
BillSpence writes " In light of MNT security issues and the need to include as much of the Human family in the discussion as possible, we intend to participate in this outstanding idea from Dan Agin, Editor/Publisher SCIENCE-WEEK. –Bill Spence, NanoTechnology Magazine
From Science Week:
A Call to Scientific Journals to Assist Developing Countries
The Email journal ScienceWeek is now offering free online subscriptions to residents of developing countries. For each new paid subscription, an equivalent free subscription is immediately provided to a developing country resident. Details and the definition of "developing country" can be found at ScienceWeek calls upon all science journals with online editions to join us in this effort to increase the dissemination of scientific information and improve science education in the developing world.
The ScienceWeek press release continues: Although many scientific societies do engage in international efforts to improve science education and disseminate information, there is no substitute for access to scientific journals, and making the electronic editions of such journals available free to all residents in developing countries can make a substantial contribution to the future health and prosperity of these nations. The Editors of ScienceWeek will be happy to assist the editors of any journal in accumulation a list of developing country recipients for free subscriptions.

Delivered by Email only, ScienceWeek has appeared regularly each week since May 1, 1997. The journal provides summaries of important new scientific research, with explications, glossaries,

and background material, the mission to improve communication between scientists and between scientists and the public. For details about ScienceWeek, see

Dan Agin

Editor/Publisher SCIENCE-WEEK [email protected]


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