Publishers should offer subscription discounts to universities that pay author fees, government agreesBMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7160 (Published 29 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7160
- Zosia Kmietowicz
Institutions that carry out publicly funded research and opt to publish their findings in journals that use the “author pay model” of open access should get a discount on their subscriptions to the same publisher’s journals, the UK government has said.
The statement was made in response to a report by the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee, published in September, in which MPs said that the government acted too quickly in favouring a “gold” model of open access that risked curbing access and increasing costs to universities.1
The United Kingdom is moving towards a system of open access so that research will be made freely available at …