The Society for Conservation Biology is now offering access to publications for SCB
members in developing countries to offset the high cost of subscribing to academic journals.
Although access is free to those members, the membership fee is only 10 USD for those in
developing countries, thus ensuring affordable access for those who would otherwise have to
stand outrageous expenses to carry out research.
For more information, see the press release below.
1. Press Release: FREE Online Access to Publications for Developing
Country SCB Members
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - http://www.conbio.org/media/benefits/
Contact: Alan Thornhill
SOCIETY FOR CONSERVATION BIOLOGY TO PROVIDE FREE ACCESS TO
PUBLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRY MEMBERS
The Society for Conservation Biology, in collaboration with
Blackwell Publishing and Elsevier Publishing, announces that online
access to Conservation Biology, Conservation In Practice, and
Biological Conservation is now free to SCB members in developing
countries. Elsevier has also added Ecological Indicators, Ecological
Complexity, and Ecological Informatics to the free publications. SCB
is also negotiating to acquire similar access to a suite of other
conservation-related journals from a variety of publishers,
including additional titles from Blackwell and Elsevier.
Providing free access to conservation publications will greatly
benefit our conservation colleagues in developing countries
worldwide. Conservationists in developing countries want to do
effective conservation work, but many cannot afford scientific
publications and do not have access via their institutions. "The
destruction of biodiversity worldwide is so rapid that there is no
time to waste. Information must get out to conservationists who
otherwise would not have access. SCB is leading the way in making
scientific information available to conservation professionals and
students in developing countries," said SCB Executive Director, Dr.
Thanks to a grant from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), SCB is able to
offer free memberships to a large number of conservationists in
developing countries and therefore provide access to the growing
list of free conservation publications. Jonathan Adams, Program
Director for Conservation Knowledge and Communities at TNC said,
"It's extremely important that conservation professionals have
access to current scientific information. Much of the Earth's
biodiversity can be found in developing countries, and scientists
there often cannot get the most current information either about the
species themselves or about the tools that are available to conserve
For updates and more information on these great new benefits, check
the upcoming SCB newsletter and the SCB website: http://conbio.org.
For further information, contact Dr. Alan Thornhill, Society for
Conservation Biology at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 276-2384 or
Jonathan Adams, The Nature Conservancy at email@example.com or (301)