Free Content A Wel(l)come development: research funders and open access

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Abstract:

This paper discusses the implications of the Wellcome Trust agreement with Blackwell, OUP, and Springer in which authors of accepted papers are able to pay an open-access publication charge to make their article freely available online. In bringing together flexible licence terms and clear funding streams, the agreement has the potential to be used as a way of migrating towards possible new business models for journal publishing. It also has the potential, if implemented more widely, to deliver greater open access in such a way as to work in the interests of a broad range of stakeholders.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1087/095315106777877548

Publication date: July 1, 2006

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