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Open Access Highly Accessed Open Badges Editorial

A decade of progress in cancer research

Christna Chap* and Jigisha Patel

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BMC Cancer, BioMed Central, Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1 8HB, UK

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BMC Cancer 2011, 11:498  doi:10.1186/1471-2407-11-498

Published: 30 November 2011

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BMC Cancer [1] was launched ten years ago at a time when open access publishing was in its infancy. Although initially looked upon with skepticism, the open access publishing model, which provides an unrestricted and free access to scientific and scholarly work, has become increasingly accepted as a viable model, with more than 7, 000 open access journals now operating worldwide [2]. In a decade, this model has moved from the fringe to the core of the publishing industry.