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Publisher's Comment for JBC 41-2

Gary Schnitz


A few years ago Journal of Biocommunication found itself in a unique position. The JBC Board faced challenges relating to new publishing demands from the National Institutes of Health, state-supported universities, Canadian universities, and non-profit reserach institutes. The JBC needed to embrace these new open access rquirements, yet felt that it should maintain a fully copyrighted environment for illustrators, photographers, and others who wanted that traditional protection. The JBC's solution was to publish in a dual environment withing a Open Journal Systems framework.

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