Elsevier provides free online access to 100+ oncology journals, Peter Suber, Open Access News, September 10, 2007. This news item is about OncologySTAT and includes Peter’s comments about this portal for cancer research.
See also: About medical publishing and advertising, Greg Dahlmann, blog.bioethics.net, September 10, 2007. Excerpts:
The web delivered a bit of a serendipitous dialectic today on the subject of how medical journals pay the bills. This morning, the New York Times published a story about the launch of OncologySTAT, Reed Elsevier’s new ad-supported portal for cancer research. The publisher’s plan basically goes like this:
1. Aggregate cancer research
2. Get doctors to register to use the site by providing free access
3. Tell pharmaceutical advertisers about all the doctors gathered in one place