UK Gov to open access to publicly-funded science
- Move to deliver open access through a ‘gold’ model, where article processing-charges are paid upfront to cover the cost of publication.
- Ensure walk-in rights for the general public, so they can have free access to global research publications owned by members of the UK Publishers’ Association, via public libraries.
- Extend the licensing of access enjoyed by universities to high technology businesses for a modest charge.
For the full response, see Press Notice: Government to open up publicly funded research.
See additional comments :
- Editorial, Openness costs, Nature 486, 439 (28 June 2012)
- Ian Sample, Free access to British scientific research within two years, The Guardian, (15 July 2012)
- Geoffrey Boulton in Open your minds and share your results, Nature 486, 441 (28 June 2012)