Open access: kind of good news from NSERC

4 03 2015

Screenshot 2015-03-04 18.33.37NSERC and the other Canadian tricouncil funding agencies have announced they want research they fund to be published in open access journals.

Quite right too, but I’d be more excited if this idea was backed with money. In the UK, the BBSRC adopted this policy many years ago, and paid Elsevier and others handsome sums so that these publishers would publish research the BBSRC had paid for with open access, with no additional fees to the researchers. (The NIH does similar I believe). Canada is slow to catch up, but at least this is a baby step in the right direction.