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Electronic Publishing Trust for Development. The widest possible distribution of research results is fundamental to the progress of science. Electronic Publishing Trust for Development. A UK registered charitable trust (No. 1059867)

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electronic publishing trust for development

Electronic Publishing Trust for Development

The widest possible distribution of research results is fundamental to the progress of science.

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Electronic Publishing Trust for Development

A UK registered charitable trust (No. 1059867)

The aims of the EPT are to facilitate the spread of scientific knowledge generated in the developing world by:

- the electronic distribution of regional journals

- training and capacity building in e-publishing

- supporting access to scientific knowledge available

electronically.

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Electronic Publishing Trust for Development

The scientific community in developing countries has two problems:

The N to S knowledge gap

The S to N knowledge gap

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Electronic Publishing Trust for Development

The North to South gap

According to the ARL:

costs of serials have risen by ~15%/year

projected to rise by 1800% by 2020

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arl chart
ARL chart

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Electronic Publishing Trust for Development

“The invisibility to which mainstream publishing condemns most third world research thwarts the efforts of poor countries to strengthen their indigenous science journals, and with them the quality of research, in regions that most need them.”

Richard Horton, Editor The Lancet, 1996

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Electronic Publishing Trust for Development

Problems for academic researchers

- have difficulty publishing in mainstream

established journals

- regional journals have low distribution levels

Consequences:

- research largely unknown and

unacknowledged

- feeling of professional isolation

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Electronic Publishing Trust for Development

Problems for publishers:

- high printing costs

- high distribution costs

Leading to:

- low distribution levels

- difficulty in obtaining submissions

- difficulty in maintaining regularity

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Usage Chart

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Malaria search

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SHOW SEARCH OVERHEADS

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Abstract showing cry gene

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Bioline International

DBGET Search Result

Database: EMBL-today

Latest EMBL release plus cumulative daily updates

keyword(s): cry thuringiensis (Total 127 hits)

1. embu:AFO76953 [AFO76953] Bacillus thuringiensis ...

2. emb:A21879 [A21879] hybrid sequence HD1/HD73 #5....

3. emb:A21880 [A21880] hybrid sequence HD1/HD73 #45...

4. emb:A21881 [A21881] hybrid sequence HD1/HD73 #3....

..........

DBGET Database Links

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Bioline International

ID S68149 standard; DNA; PRO; 480 BP.

AC S68149:

NI g545188

DT 27-SEP-1994 (Rel 41, Created)

DE cryIVB=insecticidal crystal protein [promoter]Bacillus..

...

RX MEDLINE 94131292

.....

SQ Sequence 480 BP; 182 A; 43 C; 87 G; 168 T; O Other

ataaccacta acgatatgta tggaaaatta ttttgaagtg aaaaaatatg ......

aatggaataa ttatattggt acagaaatat gattgggatt agtgagtcta .....

...........

DBGET Database Links

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Electronic Publishing Trust for Development

Can electronic publishing help?

It can hugely increase visibility

The technology is cheap

It is easy to learn

Global visibility leads to partnerships

Ends feeling of professional isolation (contacts, scientific collaboration etc)

Scientists become enthusiastic to publish in local journals

Overall strengthening of the science base

.................. Upward spiral, gap begins to close

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Electronic Publishing Trust for Development

Trustees:

Subbiah Arunachalam (India)

Virginia Cano (Scotland)

Vanderlei Canhos (Brazil)

Leslie Chan (Canada)

Fiona Godlee (UK)

Margaret Ling (UK)

Daisy Ouya (Kenya)

Janet Hussein (Zimbabwe)

Judy Ugonna (UK) Acting chair

Secretary: Barbara Kirsop Treasurer: Brian Kirsop

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Electronic Publishing Trust for Development

http://www.epublishingtrust.org

ept@biostrat.demon.co.uk

Secretariat, Wilmots

Elmton,Worksop

Notts S80 4LS, UK

Tel: +44 1909 724184

Fax: +44 1909 724190

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