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Cambridge University Press journals added to ARDI

As a new partner of the Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) program, Cambridge University Press has agreed to contribute a range of journals to ARDI including the European Journal of Applied Mathematics and the Journal of Fluid Mechanics. Through ARDI, intellectual property offices and academic and research institutions in developing countries can gain access to a growing library of scientific and technical publications for free or at very low cost.

The journals contributed by Cambridge University Press will expand ARDI’s subject matter coverage, in particular in specialized fields of mathematics. As a result, they will allow researchers in developing countries to build on the latest developments in mathematics and physics and thus reinforce ARDI’s efforts to help these countries more fully exploit their creative potential.

Simon Ross, Managing Director, Journals at Cambridge University Press, stated, "We are pleased to be able to provide access to Cambridge University Press list of technology journals to researchers in developing countries via the ARDI program. Working with programs such as ARDI is an important part of our strategy and mission of advancing knowledge, education, learning and research worldwide."

Cambridge University Press joins an increasing number of publishers contributing to ARDI as partners of the program. Currently, 14 publishers provide access to over 200 key journals in various fields of research through ARDI.

ARDI is a member of Research4Life, a public-private partnership between the World Intellectual Property Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Environment Programme, Cornell and Yale Universities, more than 130 science publishers led by the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers, and technology partner Microsoft. The partnership's goal is to contribute to the attainment of six of the UN's eight Millennium Development Goals by reducing the gap in scientific knowledge between industrialized countries and the developing world.

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