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Few universities have open-access funds

Only 13 per cent of universities surveyed by researchers at the University of Nottingham have a dedicated fund to pay author fees for open-access publishing, a paper in the journal Learned Publishing claims. According to the paper, seven of the 52 responding universities had set up an institutionally coordinated approach to pay open-access fees. Of institutions that said they did not have such a fund, only 10 per cent said they were likely to create one in the next 12 months.

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