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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Open Access Success Stories

Bioline International is featured by Knowledge Exchange as an Open Access Success Story!

Beyond Open Access: Opportunities for Scholarly Communication Innovations in Africa

Monday, October 24, 2011

Towards Open and Equitable Access to Research and Knowledge for Development

There is growing recognition that the capacity to conduct research and to share the resulting knowledge is fundamental to all aspects of human development, from improving health care delivery to increasing food security, and from enhancing education to stronger evidence-based policymaking. Today, the primary vehicle for disseminating research is still the peer-reviewed journal, which has retained much of its traditional form and function, although now it is largely digital. But despite improved access to the Internet, researchers in the developing world continue to face two problems—gaining access to academic publications due to the high cost of subscriptions, and getting their research published in “international” journals, because their work is either considered to be only of local or regional interest or does not meet the quality standards required by the major commercial indexes.

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