High quality research is critical to international development. For developing countries to address the many and complex social, environmental and health challenges which they face they will need to bring new knowledge and thinking to bear on a wide array of problems. Academic publishers are a vital part of the global research communication cycle, and can help to encourage the dissemination of research and ideas from underrepresented areas of the international scientific and academic community. Publishers for Development (PfD) is a new initiative of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) which aims to forge a new partnership of publishers for international development.
Serials (2009) 22 (3) 214-219 [doi:10.1629/22214]