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Oberlin group joins BioMed Central
BioMed Central, the Open Access publisher, has announced that 23 liberal arts colleges in the Oberlin Group are to become BioMed Central members. The membership agreement covers the cost of publication, in BioMed Central’s 110+Open Access journals, for all faculty and students at participating institutions.
The Oberlin Group is made up of 75 libraries of highly selective liberal arts colleges from across the USA. Of these, 23 have chosen to support Open Access by participating in BioMed Central’s membership programme.
According to Will Bridegam, Librarian of the College, Amherst College, “The Oberlin Group Libraries support the concept of open access as a viable solution to the problem of offering affordable access to critical information in a time of rapidly escalating journal prices”.