Free access to science: A model for the dissemination of scientific literature

03/04/04

Description
Much has been made in recent months of the fact that the results of scientific research should be made freely accessible. For the first time, a coalition of not-for-profit publishers explain their approach to free access - one that fits their long-held missions of furthering the advancement of science - that is beneficial to authors and readers alike.

WHAT:
Since the mid-1990's, the Internet has become the medium through which medical and biological scientists publish their original work. During the last 12 months, advocates for open access have begun publishing journals incorporating an author pays model. This panel, representing the viewpoints of 50 health, medical and scientific publishers explain their approaches to free access - one that fits their long-held missions of furthering the advancement of science - that is beneficial to authors and readers alike. The panel will also discuss the ability of these models to co-exist in the marketplace. Collectively, the free access signatories publish 380 journals each year, represent more than 600,000 members and post 800,000 articles on line each year of which more than 440,000 are free. Please join us for this discussion.

WHEN:
Tuesday, March 16, 2004
10:00 11:00 AM

WHERE:
National Press Club
Washington, DC

WHO:
John Iglehart
Founding editor of Project HOPE's Health Affairs, the nation's preeminent health policy journal, Washington, DC. Health Affairs is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal, and the largest circulation health policy periodical published in the United States.

Robert D. Wells, Ph.D.
President, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), and former associate editor of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. He is currently the Director of the Center for Genome Research at the Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M University, Houston, TX.

Alice Avila-Villalobos, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY.

Karin Wittenborg, MLS
University Librarian, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

William Rosner, MD
Professor of Medicine, Columbia University College of Surgeons and Physicians, and a clinician specializing in endocrinology at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, New York

Martin Frank, Ph.D.
Spokesperson for the Washington, DC Principles for Free Access to Science, and Executive Director of the American Physiological Society (APS), Bethesda, MD. The APS is the oldest biomedical sciences research society in America.

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