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Monday, February 23, 2004
  Let Freedom Ring: Chemical Society Lifts Moratorium on Publishing Papers From Embargoed Countries
by Lila Guterman, 2/19/2004
"In apparent defiance of U.S. Treasury Department regulations, the American Chemical Society decided on Tuesday to end its own temporary moratorium on publishing papers by scientists in countries under trade embargoes, such as Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, and Sudan."
I'm of two minds on this. First, I can imagine how there could be value added by editing papers from scientists. However, what's published in these journals should be the basic science which is neither patentable or able to be classified. Well, let's hope other societies and publishers push back, too. (courtesy of Bartow Culp, SLAPAM-L)
 
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