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For some years now it has been the policy of the BMJ Publishing Group to give free subscriptions to their journals 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 sendingOccupational and Environmental Medicine to Africa is around £25 each year.
An editorial in BMJ sets out the arguments very clearly.1 We know that the gap between the rich and poor countries is widening. Although those of us in the developed world have information overload, the developing countries have bare library shelves. The internet gives us the opportunity to help narrow the gap. …