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UK Officials: Government-Funded Research Must Be Made Available Open Access

By Veronique Greenwood | July 16, 2012 1:04 pm

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Paywalls keep the public from seeing publicly funded research.

A huge proportion of scientific research is funded by governments. But a lot of publicly funded research either never gets published, or winds up behind a journal’s paywall, so you have to buy a subscription or be affiliated with a university to read it.

Now, the UK has announced that all research funded by its main grant-funding bodies must, within six months of being published, be made available “open access,” meaning that anyone can read it.

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