Universities spend millions on accessing results of publicly funded research

Amyluv's bookmarks 2017-12-14


"University research is generally funded from the public purse. The results, however, are published in peer-reviewed academic journals, many of which charge subscription fees. I had to use freedom of information laws to determine how much universities in New Zealand spend on journal subscriptions to give researchers and students access to the latest research - and I found they paid almost US$15 million last year to just four publishers. There are additional costs, too. Paywalls on research hold up scientific progress and limit the public’s access to the latest information."



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Date tagged:

12/14/2017, 15:07

Date published:

12/14/2017, 04:14