Go back

European Commission begins discussion on open access

The European Commission has said it will work with academic publishers and research funders to ensure that 60% of publicly-funded research articles are available under open access by 2016.

The Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, met with both traditional and open access publishers, along with the European Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition and the Wellcome Trust, DFG and Knowledge Exchange in a series of meetings yesterday (24 September). In July, the Commission published its strategy on open access, which proposed that research funded under Horizon 2020 should be freely available and set the target of nearly two thirds being open access after 2 years of the programme.

This article on Research Professional News is only available to Research Professional or Pivot-RP users.

Research Professional users can log in and view the article via this link

Pivot-RP users can log in and view the article via this link.