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Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Open Access Forum

I attended Open Access Forum at ILI 2004. there was an interesting discussion about Open Access journals there. Two good news (specially for developing countries) that I heard there were that:

1) there is an argument in UK government about making all publicly funded research accessible to everybody online free of charge. It’s legislation will be passed hopefully by the parliament.
2) US House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations recommended that all NIH-funded research be made freely available 6 months after publication. NIH or National Institute of Health is the greatest research funder in the field of Medicine in US.


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