(5 Dec 2022) Recently CAUL has announced several read and publish agreements with major publishers, including SAGE, Elsevier, and Taylor & Francis, among a few. It seems that Australia is achieving progressively preparing its research environment to be aligned with open access policy by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
However, concerns are also raised. “One of the problems with these deals is that they’re all different and quite complex. We need to make it as simple as possible for researchers to navigate their way through. There’s been a lot of confusing language about how researchers can comply with the various policies.” said Professor Virginia Barbour, director of Open Access Australasia.
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