European Comission Supports Open Access

Brussels drafts guide for closed world of science journals. ‘The European Commission is preparing new guidelines for the €3 billion a year European scientific publishing industry that could put pressure on major firms such as Elsevier or Oxford University Press to give free access to articles based on EU-funded work.
The EU should consider establishing a “policy mandating published articles arising from European Community-funded research to be available after a given time period in open access archives” the report states, with Brussels planning to dish out €33.2 billion in research grants between 2007 and 2013.’

Scientific Publication: Policy on Open Access (PDF, 14 pages, December 2006)

Study on the Economic and Technical Evolution of the Scientific Publication Markets in Europe (PDF, 112 pages, January 2006)

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