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 Subject : Universities dig in for long fight over open access (1/29/2015).. 01/28/2015 10:05:15 PM 
Marcie Granahan
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The Dutch state secretary for education, culture and science, decreed last January that 60% of Dutch research articles must be open access by 2019 and 100% by 2024. Dutch universities have vowed not to soften their groundbreaking demands for publishers to permit all papers published by their academics to be made open access for no extra charge (see full article here). As open access evolves, US-based universities, like the University of California Open Press, are exploring creative approaches such as front loaded fees to authors, as well as paying reviewers for open-access journals (see full article here).

As the demand for open access to research articles increases globally, what are your thoughts on open access? Is 100% compliance unrealistic or too ambitious? If you’re a content provider, how might you work with your institutional customers to better demonstrate to funding ministries/agencies the impact and influence of the research outputs from those institutions? And lastly, what creative new approaches and models are you exploring to increase accessibility, as well as maintain fiscal sustainability?

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Last Edited On: 05/07/2015 05:36:07 PM By Marcie Granahan
Marcie Granahan, NFAIS Executive Director
 
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