Story Free and open access to scientific information

Steps are taken for free and open access to scientific information to people who live in developing countries.
Release date 24/08/2006
Contributor Rania Spyropoulou
Concerned URL
Source Secretariat of CBD

The Society for Conservation Biology comprises a wide range of people
interested in the conservation and study of biolo gical diversity:
resource managers, educators, government and private conservation
workers, and students make up the more than 10,000 members world-wide.

People who live in developing countries,and who join the Society for
Conservation Biology at the current membership-only one-year rate of
USD10.00, will be given free online access to three well-respected
conservation science journals: 
- Conservation Biology
- Conservation In Practice
- Biological Conservation.

To join go to
- Please read the details of membership and choose the link at the
bottom of the page ("Click here to join SCB").
- Fill out Step 1 of the form.
- In Step 2, go to the section for "SCB Membership" and choose the
option "All developing countries", at the USD10.00 annual rate.
- You will need to provide a credit card number in order to complete the
application process.
- When you login on the SCB website as a member, your publications
should appear automatically.
(Please note that as this is a new feature, this information is not yet
clearly spelled out on the form, although more information will be added
shortly to the website. This offer is for online access only, and does
not include access to print copies of the publications).

If you require further information, please visit: