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Lisa Peet
However, SPARC executive director Heather Joseph pointed out, “The initial practice of Elsevier [in 2004] was to allow not only immediate deposit of...
COAPI Steering Committee
As evidence of the continued importance of open access in contemporary research culture, several prominent colleges and universities have recently...
Heather Joseph, SPARC
Yesterday, during the annual meeting of the NIH PubMed Central (PMC) National Advisory Committee, NIH staff noted that they were working to include...

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This is a progress report on the quantitative and anecdotal successes of campus-based OA Funds across North America. The full report can be found here. A summary infographic can...

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