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Dutch lead European push to flip journals to open access

from Nature News

The Netherlands is leading what it hopes will be a pan-European effort in 2016 to push scholarly publishers towards open-access (OA) business models: making more papers free for all users as soon as they are published. In 2014, publishers worldwide made 17 percent of new papers OA immediately on publication, up from 12 percent in 2011 (see 'Growth of open access'). But most papers are still locked behind paywalls when they are first published. The Dutch government, which took over the six-month rotating presidency of the European Union council of ministers this month, has declared furthering OA to be one of its top priorities. more

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