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Ann Carrns
Costs for textbooks and related course materials remain significant — textbooks and supplies cost about $1,200 a year, according to the College Board.
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Several society journals published in partnership with BioMed Central (BMC) have seen significant increases in their Impact Factors (IFs) since...
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The U.S. Department of Energy on Monday unveiled a plan to increase public access to research that it finances, in response to an order last year...

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