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Towards Open and Equitable Access to Research and Knowledge for Development

  • Published: March 29, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001016

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Competing Interests

Leslie Chan, Barbara Kirsop, and Subbiah Arunachalam are trustees of the Electronic Publishing Trust for Development, which promotes open access. Leslie Chan is the Director of Bioline International, which hosts the African Health Sciences journal.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft: LC BK. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: LC BK SA. ICMJE criteria for authorship met: LC BK SA. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: LC BK SA.