[LINK] FYI: Trade embargo on publishing
craige at deakin.edu.au
Tue Feb 24 11:53:36 EST 2004
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>This email is to draw your attention to a ban on scientific publications
>for authors of countries for which the USA declared a trade embargo.
>Under the terms of the trade embargo, a publisher of a journal that accepts
>a scientific paper from an author residing in Libya, Iran, Iraq, Sudan or
>Cuba can be fined US$50,000 per case and be sent to jail for up to 10
>Some professional organizations, amongst others the American Chemical
>Society, IEEE and AAAS, have in the past declared that they will ignore the
>ruling. The American Chemical Society alone received 195 papers from the
>banned countries. But the current policy under President Bush is going
>towards enforcement of the trade bans. As a result there has been a meeting
>of science publishers in Washington recently to discuss how to resolve the
>situation and guarantee freedom of scientific publication.
>If you want to support the publishers in their effort you can sign a
>The site has a more detailed explanation of the situation and links to
>further editorials, for example
>and comments on the issue and allows you to see who else has signed.
Craige Hicks Phone: +61 3 5227 8244
Deakin University Library Fax: +61 3 5227 8000
Deakin University Vic 3217
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