Research funders agree to increase free access to published research

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 27 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3358
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. 1London

Research Councils UK and the Higher Education Funding Council for England have agreed to work together to ensure greater open access to published research.

Most journals already make selected articles available free of charge over the internet, but retain some papers behind the subscriber wall.

The mechanisms of achieving open access will include increased support for the pay to publish model, where the author or research institution pays …

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