|Addiction Research Unit|
|Department of Psychology/University at Buffalo|
Science progresses by the free and open exchange of information. Some interpretations of the copyright laws appear to conflict with the objective of distributing scientific material to the widest possible audience. Scientists wish to disseminate their work, but publishers are faced with the economic reality of the high cost of publishing scientific material for a relatively small audience. (It is usually surprising for laymen to learn that not only do we seldom receive payment for our published work, we sometimes incur page charges for publication.) The purchase of article offprints (i.e., reprints) from the publisher helps subsidize the cost of publishing scientific material. With every published paper, we purchase reprints that are available for distribution to our colleagues and to others interested in our work. Although electronic posting of these papers may be a speedier and more efficient distribution method, we recognize the importance of the traditional system of journal/book publication and reprint requests. Therefore, we have adopted a policy that published materials will not be available online until after reprint supplies have been exhausted. Readers interested in these materials should submit a written request for reprints. Available reprints are sent without charge.
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