Monday, February 20, 2017

Science journals permit open-access publishing for Gates Foundation scholars; Nature, February 14, 2017

Richard Van Noorden, Nature; 

Science journals permit open-access publishing for Gates Foundation scholars

"If research funders demand open-access publishing, will subscription journals acquiesce? An announcement today by the publisher of Science suggests they will — as long as that funder is as influential as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The global health charity, based in Seattle, Washington, has partnered with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in a year-long agreement to “expand access to high-quality scientific publishing”. This means that Gates-funded research can be published on open-access (OA) terms in Science and four other AAAS journals."

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