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Who owns scientific knowledge?

Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.

Article 27, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Fortunately for most, academic researchers don’t have to live off their royalties alone. Although there…

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“A standing invitation to the whole world”: how more open access facilitates progress in science

When the nineteenth-century philosopher John Stuart Mill wrote his essay On Liberty[i] in 1859, one of his main aims was to secure the right to freedom of speech, to demonstrate that the state should not attempt ‘to control the expression of opinion’. While today, at least in Western…

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Open Access Week 2016: Making monographs Open Access

Published research that appears as an article in a peer-reviewed journal which is also Open Access for everyone to be able to download and read is a fairly common occurrence these days. However what is less well know is for monographs or sections in a published book to be…

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