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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation go Open Access

As of January 1, 2015 an Open Access policy will be effective for all new funding agreements made with researchers. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have adopted an Open Access policy that enables the unrestricted access and reuse of all peer-reviewed published research funded, in whole or in part, by the foundation, including any underlying data sets. During a two-year transition period, publishers will be permitted to apply up to a 12 month embargo period on the accessibility of the publication and its underlying data sets. This embargo period will no longer be allowed after January 1, 2017.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation by Maia Weinstock https://www.flickr.com/photos/pixbymaia/8536061028/in/photolist-e1ixy1-5Gt7hy-5GoPJe-9h9f1e-9T2L8e-fBkYSY-9Wz73B-8L7HjW-oehfY1-pjBqWr-btTH2K-aoKWbB-8L8VpY-wX6QM-cNPUbh-mHnK1p-cRWZaW-mHnBaB-byqdun-bAYwGn-8mBACh-cva69J-bjzTyP-9h9gBk-9T2Ucr-drNSkz-8fJQgD-k9fF6-9SXQdB-k9fFb-k9fF7-cRWY77-drNLSt-9SXUM6-9T1PMz-bwNW3K-bAYtbK-wX6QL-bv8JmF-bjzNzT-cvP7v3-py1Kpm-cVKBdu-9SYAr2-cvBBZS-nV1PR7-cRWX7G-cRWV1S-cRWVWj-cRWTRu

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation by Maia Weinstock https://flic.kr/p/e1ixy1 (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

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Beware the predatory publishers

Taking a stand against predatory publishers

As ‘Open Access’ has become an integral part of scholarly communication there have been a number of new entrants to the scholarly publishing market who have been deemed ‘predatory’. It is likely that researchers will have received e-mails from these predators offering to…

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