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Open Access Publishing: A Literature Review
Investigates the current trends, advantages, disadvantages, problems and solutions, opportunities and barriers in Open Access academic publishing.

The Potential Role for Intermediaries for Managing the Payment of APCs
By the Research Information Network

Finch II Report
Review of progress of the Finch Report one year later


Open Access at UCL
Created by UCL for the purpose of educating its authors about Open Access and providing resources.

Video: Columbia University hosts panel on public access to research
Three experts debate proposals for the White House #OSTP directive to expand access to federally-funded research

APC Comparison Table
Offered by BioMed Central

Webinar Recordings

Africa and Information Technology Conference
OpenUCT's Director Professor Laura Czerniewicz talks about Open Access

Open Access Publishing: Standing Out in the Academic Market
with Rob Johnson, Research Consulting Ltd.

Open Access, APCs and What Funders Expect
with Wellcome Trust's Robert Kiley

Open Access: 5 Considerations for Publishers Developing OA Business Models
with Roy Kaufman, Copyright Clearance Center


RCUK Mandate
Research Councils UK policy on Open Access

Wellcome Mandate
Wellcome Trust policy on open and unrestricted access to published research

Open Access Doesn't Neccesarily Mean Free

Global Research Council position statement
Heads of science and engineering research funding bodies statement towards open access

Science Europe Position Statement
Umbrella organisation of European funding agencies statement on transition to open access to research publications


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