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Getting our Journal to developing countries
  1. C KENNARD, Editor

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    For some years now it has been the British Medical Journal Publishing Group's policy to give gratis subscriptions to ourJournal to applicants from countries in the developing world. However, in practice this has had its difficulties. Many developing countries have either poor or non-existent postal services and granting a print subscription can often be problematic and expensive—the marginal cost of sending JNNPto Africa is around £25 each year.

    An editorial in the BMJ sets out the arguments very clearly.1 We know that the gap between the rich and poor countries is widening. Whereas those of us in the developed world have information overload, the developing countries have bare library shelves. The internet gives us the opportunity to narrow the gap. …

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