02 May 2012
The scheme is set to be announced in a speech to the Publishers Association today by universities and science minister David Willetts.
It comes in the wake of a growing campaign for open access in academic publishing, as cash-strapped universities face millions of pounds’ costs each year to subscribe to research journals.
Mr Willetts wrote in a newspaper: “Giving people the right to roam freely over publicly funded research will usher in a new era of academic discovery and collaboration, and will put the UK at the very forefront of open research.”
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