[GOAL] RCUK Continue to Mandate Green OA Despite Finch Report | Steven Harnad

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Despite the recommendation of the Finch report and UK Science and Universities Minister David Willets to downgrade repository use to the storage and preservation of data, theses and unpublished work


the UK research funding councils, RCUK, have re-confirmed their policy of mandating Green OA:

*”The new policy, which will apply to all qualifying publications being submitted for publication from 1 April 2013, states that peer reviewed research papers which result from research that is wholly or partially funded by the Research Councils… must be published in journals which are compliant with Research Council policy on Open Access.*

*”Criteria which journals must fulfill to be compliant with the Research Councils’ Open Access policy are detailed within the policy, but include offering a “pay to publish” option or allowing deposit in a subject or institutional repository after a mandated maximum embargo period…”*


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