Open acccess: what’s it all about?

Open access publishing enables anyone, anywhere in the world to read the fruits of academic research absolutely free of charge. It’s an exciting development that has been around for some years in science and medicine — and indeed many academics in all disciplines self-publish openly on the Web too. However, with the introduction of the RCUK’s policy on 1st April open access now applies across the board to research funded by the Councils, and over the past few months Oxford has been conducting an awareness-raising programme which includes a dedicated OAO website.

 

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