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RE: [BOAI] PubMed and self-archiving

From: Subbiah Arunachalam <arun AT>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 18:20:27 +0530

Threading: RE: [BOAI] PubMed and self-archiving from dksahu AT
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Dear Dr Sahu:
You should talk to editors of Indian STM journals and offer them your help
in the transition to electronic/ open access journals. You may also promote
the idea of self archiving. 
Best wishes.

-----Original Message-----
From: D. K. Sahu [mailto:dksahu AT]
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2003 8:24 PM
To: 'BOAI Forum'
Subject: RE: [BOAI] PubMed and self-archiving

To add to my previous mail I would also like to inform the forum readers
about utilising the LinkOut for linking to more than one resource.

Journal of Postgraduate Medicine is available from its website <>  as well as from Bioline
International ( <> ). 
have provided the links from PubMed to both these resources. For articles
which are available on both these sites, the link to JPGM's site appears in
the abstract page (e.g.
&db=PubMed&list_uids=11298473&dopt=Abstract) and
to Bioline's site in LinkOut page (

Similar links can be provided to other self-archiving resources. 


It may be appropriate here to note that libraries and institutions (which
can apply to self-archiving sites) can also participate in LinkOut (e.g.


DK Sahu, MD
Executive Editor, Indian Journal of Medical Sciences 

Managing Editor, Journal of Postgraduate Medicine 



-----Original Message-----
From: owner-boai-forum AT
[mailto:owner-boai-forum AT] On Behalf Of David Prosser
Sent: 28 August 2003 17:11
To: boai-forum AT
Subject: [BOAI] PubMed and self-archiving


As you know, Medline is by far and away the most important abstracting and
indexing service in the life sciences and most researchers access Medline
through PubMed.  If you find a paper through PubMed and that paper is
available electronically you get a link through to the publisher's site with
the full-text (that you can follow only if you have access rights).  For
example, see:


It struck me that it would encourage life sciences authors to self-archive
if there was also a link from the PubMed record to the self-archived version
of the paper.  It should be possible to use the 'link out' feature to add
the authors' version to the record (see
<> ).  It might even be 
to provide an icon on the main record page next to the link to the
publisher's version.


I wondered if any repositories are already offering this service to authors
- i.e., if an author deposits their version in the local repository the
repository will make the PubMed link?  This could be a powerful tool for
encouraging the life scientist as they know that their version will be
accessed by anybody who does not have access to the publisher's version.


(Apologies for cross-posting.)




David C Prosser PhD


SPARC Europe


E-mail:  david.prosser AT
<mailto:david.prosser AT> 

Tel:       +44 (0) 1865 284 451

Mobile:  +44 (0) 7974 673 888 <> 


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