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Harnad, Stevan (2001) The Self-Archiving Initiative Nature, 410, pp. 1024-1025.

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Published date: 2001
Additional Information: Nature WebDebates version: Fuller version:
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 255947
ISSN: 0028-0836
PURE UUID: c8aee66f-19a0-4f8a-bdfc-6c8b689deb41

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Date deposited: 19 Jun 2001
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:50

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Author: Stevan Harnad

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