reads "Open access to peer reviewed literature is the goal.
BOAI has kept the terms of the financing open until June 15, 2010, allowing the warrant holders to exercise their warrants to directly invest in BOAI.
The San Francisco offices of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP acted as legal counsel for BOAI.
But the BOAI is not another petition like the PLoS.
Importantly, the BOAI also articulated the first widely agreed definition of OA, which stipulates that OA research articles are freely available "on the public Internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the Internet itself.
In the manner of the Public Library of Science (PLoS) initiative, supporters are also being invited to "sign on" to BOAI via the Web (http://www.
For this reason, BOAI will encompass not just the sciences, but all disciplines.
Through subsidiaries in China, CEPL owns and operates 38 retail drug stores under the banner of the Tianjin BOAI drug store chain as well as a major wholesale pharmaceutical warehouse and distribution business.
Under the terms of its engagement, BCI will review the retail and wholesale business operations of BOAI and assist CEPL in locating and securing as much as five million U.
Reaction to BOAI was swift and vigorous, which wasn't surprising given the sweeping nature of the proposal.
Not surprisingly, BOAI received strong support from the library community, which has been advocating alternatives for years.
and PLoS both define OA as: "the free availability of literature on the public Internet, permitting any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the Internet itself" (Budapest Open Access Initiative, 2002; Public Library of Science, 2005).