(23 Sep 2022) Asian research powerhouses will introduce open-access mandates within the next “two to three” years, experts have predicted, in the wake of last month’s landmark order by the Biden administration.
Under the U.S. decision, the published results of federally funded research must be made immediately and freely available to readers, starting in 2025. This follows the introduction of similar rules across Europe and Britain, spearheaded by the Plan S initiative.
Home to four of the top 10 research-producing countries—China, Japan, South Korea and India—Asia now appears poised to become the next battleground.
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