No. 22 of Session 2003-04, dated 12 February 2004



Monday 1 March and Monday 8 March 2004 at 4.15 pm


Monday 1 March

Reed Elsevier

Blackwell Publishing

Taylor & Francis

Nature Publishing Group

Monday 8 March

Panel 1

The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)

The Institute of Physics

Oxford University Press

Panel 2

BioMed Central

Public Library of Science (PLoS)


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Notes for Editors

Under the terms of Standing Order No. 152 the Committee is empowered to examine the 'expenditure, policy and administration of the Office of Science and Technology and its associated public bodies'. The Committee was appointed on 12 November 2001.

The Committee announced its inquiry into scientific publications on 10 December 2003, see Press Notice No 03 of Session 2003-04. Further sessions with libraries, academics and Government are planned for April and May. Witnesses to be announced.