[IRTalk] Research ministers will move to make open access the default by 2020 - Science|Business

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Fri May 27 17:07:31 SAST 2016

EU research ministers meeting in Brussels on Friday are expected to endorse
a move to abandon the traditional journal subscription model and embrace
freely-available scientific research by 2020.

According to a draft text seen by Science|Business, the ministers will,
“Welcome open access to scientific publications as the option by default
for publishing the results of publicly-funded research,” and call, “To
remove financial and legal barriers, and to take the necessary steps for
successful implementation in all scientific domains.”

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