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Publisher group backs for-profit journals

Association insists commercial publishing is “key” to open access, as EU pushes non-profit models

A group representing some of the largest scholarly publishers has defended the role of for-profit companies in the dissemination of research results, as the EU prepares to call for a “step up” in support for non-profit models.

The Council of the EU member state governments has provisionally agreed a position stating that immediate open access to papers reporting publicly funded research should become the norm (excerpts pictured).

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