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 []
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 ( We 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. 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: [] On Behalf Of David Prosser
28 August 2003 17:11
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 possible 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


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