Back in March 2007, I wrote this blog suggesting that publishers make all articles about pandemic flu free to the public.
Now, one of them has.
Springer Science+Business Media is offering all journal articles which deal with the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, free of charge on its online information platform. The articles can be found by using the search term ‘H1N1.’ A total of 318 scientific articles will be available to print out or download from now until 31 December 2009.
I hope other publishers follow Springer’s example and make all their pandemic-related scientific articles free and open to the public.