Research funders announce open access policies - University World News
"China’s top science funding agencies – the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the National Natural Science Foundation of China – have issued new open access policies on research in a move to make research widely available. The academy said open access would 'facilitate knowledge dissemination and accelerate the globalisation of science'. The announcements came in advance of a meeting of the Global Research Council, or GRC, which brings together leaders of funding agencies from around the world. This year’s annual meeting will be held in Beijing next week – from 26-28 May. China has been supportive of the GRC’s action plan for open access to publications. The National Natural Science Foundation of China, or NSFC, said in a statement: 'NSFC requires its relevant departments to actively collaborate with relevant governmental departments and public education and research institutions to facilitate all open access to publications resulting from all government science and technology plans or generated from publicly funded projects.' Effective immediately, it said, the authors of research papers generated from projects fully or partially funded by the foundation should deposit final peer-reviewed manuscripts accepted by journals in the NSFC repository for an embargo period of no more than 12 months ..."