Closure of patientACCESS

patientACCESS has ceased operation, effective July 31, 2017.

A pilot program that launched in 2014, patientACCESS sought to make access to scholarly research articles easier for patients and caregivers.  The pilot concluded in mid-2017 and has seen low and declining usage during its trial period.  The sponsoring organizations have concluded that patients’ and caregivers’ access to research journal articles can be accessed via publishers’ sites and through initiatives and programs supported by publishers.

Sponsors of patientACCESS include the Association of American Publishers/ Professional & Scholarly Publishing (PSP), the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM) and Copyright Clearance Center along with the following publishers:

American Association for Cancer Research
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Wolters Kluwer

For further information on the following publishers’ programs, contact:

American Association for Cancer Research:

General inquiries may be directed to:

John Tagler, Vice President & Executive Director
Association of American Publishers/Professional and Scholarly Publishing