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THE appearance of the leading article in NATURE of May 6 is extremely opportune. The question is one in which the scientific world is seriously concerned, and the possibility of the high cost of production stifling the progress of science must lead us to consider what means can be found to obviate so disastrous a calamity. It is unnecessary to quote evidence of the enormous increase in the cost of printing and publication at the present time—that is well known—but the question is accentuated by many indications that the cost will go higher in the near future.

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