RCUK proposed policy on access to research outputs

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The UK’s Research Councils (RCUK) are proposing a revised policy on Open Access (OA), made public on the EnablingOpenScholarship (EOS) website. The draft policy, one initially implemented in 2006, seeks to further define what the Research Councils mean by Open Access and how, by strengthening some of the criteria that must be satisfied, it may be achieved.

Some, including myself, have objections to the acceptance of delayed open access as a valid form of open access but overall, the proposal looks good to me.

The call for comments on RCUK’s draft open-access policy is open till Tuesday 10th April so please read it and comment if you will.

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