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Support growing for immediate open-access policy

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Publishers and researchers back rumoured government plan

A rumoured government plan to mandate immediate open access to all papers reporting federally funded research is amassing a growing number of supporters after initially drawing opposition from some publishers and learned societies.

Several publishers, including eLife Sciences Publications, F1000 Research, Frontiers and PLOS, wrote to United States president Donald Trump’s administration on 17 January to express support for such a requirement.

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