Scottish universities sign open access deal | The Guardian
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by Polly Curtis, March 14, 2005
Scottish university heads have agreed to make their academic research more freely available to one another in a bid to bypass the costly fees for publishing in journals.
The new Scottish Declaration on Open Access is the latest in a series of challenges by universities to break the stranglehold of the major academic publishers which costs taxpayers millions of pounds a year. Publicly funded universities have to pay to have their academics' work assessed for publication, then again to read the journals.
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