As a founder member of the DC Principles Coalition (www.dcprinciples.org), Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press is committed to making research results as widely available as possible. Papers published in Genome Research can already be read without restriction at the journal's website (www.genome.org) six months after publication and copies of these papers are deposited with the National Libraryof Medicine's database PubMedCentral (www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov). The Press also makes its journals available free of charge online to scientists in the poorest countries through the HINARI (www.healthinternetwork.org) and AGORA (www.aginternetwork.org) projects.
"We are pleased to expand the service we offer the scientific community by making this option available," Dr. John Inglis, Executive Director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, commented. "Genome Research is one of the most significant journals in the fields of genetics and genomics. It has a professional, dedicated editorial and production staff and state-of-the-art technologies for peer review, redaction, publishing, and distribution that are funded by a combination of subscription fees from institutions, advertising fees from companies, and author surcharges for color art and page use. If authors alone bore the entire cost of publication, the charge required would be beyond all but the most well-funded scientists, excluding work from many exceptional laboratories worldwide."