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Five US universities to provide central funding for open access publication fees

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In a major step forward for the open access movement, on September 15th 2009, Berkeley, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology  announced a joint commitment to provide their researchers with central financial assistance to cover open access publication fees, and encouraged other academic institutions to join them.

 The aim of the Compact for Open Access Publication Equity (COPE) is to create a level playing field between subscription-based journals (which institutions support centrally via library budgets) and open access journals (which often depend on publication fees).

More details in Biomed central Blog http://tinyurl.com/lufuzd

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2 Comments

  1. Mallikarjun says:

    Thanks Jimmy…glad to hear from you…i will do my best to keep it informative

  2. JimmyBean says:

    I don’t know If I said it already but …Excellent site, keep up the good work. I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks, 🙂

    A definite great read..Jim Bean

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