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Looking Ahead: E-Publish or Perish?

Web-based scientific publishing will see some major roll-outs this year, as NIH test drives its controversial PubMed Central biomedical journal database and several players develop more preprint sites for posting papers that haven't yet been exposed to a peer reviewer's red pen. And expect universities and research societies to step up their assaults on for-profit journals, founding more low-priced competitors.