Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Gates Foundation will require open access to research papers it supports
The “Bill & Melinda Gates” Foundation will take a swing for open access by requiring all research that it funds to be open to the public for free with open access when published in journals. This is what Aaron Swartz would have wanted. The Vox story, by Susannah Locke, is here.
I did not find the new policy on the Foundation website yet, link.
Open access is more common in some fields (like physics, as here) than in others, especially medicine, where the bureaucracy pays big bucks for papers.