Posted by: bluesyemre | July 16, 2012

The UK’s Move to Open Access (Predictable Problems)

English: Open Access logo, converted into svg,...
  • About a year ago, a wave of open access (OA) diatribes began to appear in the British press, making its way soon after into the US press via a British writer. Now, fresh on the heels of the Finch Report, the UK government is reportedly poised to announce that all publicly funded research in Britain will be OA by 2014, with a six-month embargo allowed. This six-month embargo deviates from the Finch Report’s recommendation of a 12-month embargo, aligning instead with an embargo a recent ALPSP survey found to be quite concerning.

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