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Letters Should I publish in an open access journal?

Should funders driving for universal open access in research be obliged to ensure freedom of publication for all?

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 21 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l2250
  1. Jonathan P Sturgeon, paediatrics trainee
  1. Department of Paediatrics, St Helier Hospital, Carshalton SM5 1AA, UK
  1. jonathan.sturgeon{at}

Large funders are moving to enforce open access to their research.1 The Wellcome Trust’s open access policy will change on 1 January 2020 to fund only article processing charges (APCs) in fully open access journals, deliberately not funding open access charges in hybrid journals.2 The aim of this change is to support a transition to a fully open access world. This policy is …

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