European scientific articles to be publicly accessible by 2020

(27 May 2016) All publicly funded scientific articles will be freely available in Europe by 2020. There will only be a few cases in which the articles will not be available, such as intellectual property rights or security or privacy issues.

Michael Kozlowski writes that under the presidency of Netherlands State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science Sander Dekker, the EU ministers responsible for research and innovation decided unanimously to take these significant steps. Mr Dekker is pleased that these ambitions have been translated into clear agreements to maximize the impact of research.

goodEreader has the story in full including a link to the full document that outlines this new initiative.