Tag Archives: Finch Report

UK House of Commons Select Committee publishes report criticising RCUK’s Open Access Policy

(10 September 2013) The House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Committee has today published a critical report on the Open Access (OA) policy introduced on April 1st by Research Councils UK (RCUK). In his blog Open and Shut?, Richard Poynder reports on the latest report from the UK Government on open access policy. […]


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The UK’s Open Access Policy: Controversy Continues

Richard Poynder, 23 May 2013, in his blog writes: The new Open Access (OA) policy introduced this year by Research Councils UK (RCUK) — in response to last year’s Finch Report — has been very controversial, particularly its exhortation to researchers to “prefer” Gold over Green Open Access When it was first announced there was […]


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Open Access Creative Commons licences for Cambridge Journals

Cambridge University Press has announced that articles in its Open Access journals can be published with a Creative Commons Attribution licence (‘CC-BY‘).This licence allows users and readers to download, read, reuse and re-distribute freely, as long as they acknowledge the original article. Following the recommendations of the Finch report, research funders (such as RCUK and […]


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BIS Committee announces inquiry into Government’s Open Access policy

 (18th January 2013) The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee today announces its intention to inquire into the Government’s Open Access policy. Written submissions addressing the UK Committee’s inquiry are invited by close of business on 7 February 2013. Respondees are requested not to submit copies of responses to other consultations or to the Finch Report. […]


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