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By:
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...
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COAPI Steering Committee
As evidence of the continued importance of open access in contemporary research culture, several prominent colleges and universities have recently...
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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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