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Free access to British publicly funded research

The British government is planning to make all publicly funded research freely accessible by 2014. http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jul/15/free-access-british-scientific-research “British universities now pay around £200m a year in subscription fees to journal publishers, but under the new scheme, authors will pay “article processing charges” (APCs) to have their papers peer reviewed, edited and made freely available online.” This decision comes as a result of the Finch Report, which ...

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