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13th September 2004: With today's contributions, this
Nature focus now closes. Its topic, the future of access
to the scientific literature, will no doubt continue to be the
subject of lively debate among librarians, publishers, learned
societies, and scientists. I hope that the contents of this
focus will usefully and constructively contribute to this debate.
European correspondent, Nature
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