Posted by: bluesyemre | June 19, 2012

Open access is the future of academic publishing by Finch Report

Science minister David Willetts
  • Transition to open access could cost £60m a year but bring benefits for UK economy and increase efficiency of research. Making all the UK’s publicly funded scientific research free for anyone to read could cost up to £60m per year, according to an independent study commissioned by the government. Professor Dame Janet Finch, who led the work, said “open access” was the future for academic publishing and that the short-term transition costs she had identified should reduce over time as more articles became freely available and the journal subscription costs currently paid by university libraries fell.

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