Reino Unido, Francia y otros 9 países crean un plan para acabar con las barreras de acceso al conocimiento científico | Business Insider España
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[google transl.] United Kingdom, France and 9 other countries create a plan to break down barriers to access to scientific knowledge
France, United Kingdom, Italy and 8 other countries sign an agreement to end the wall of payment in scientific knowledge
The agreement will enter into force in January 2020 and will affect approximately 85% of published research.
The payment wall that currently deprives the population in the European Union of access to scientific knowledge could be about to be demolished, thanks to the initiative of up to 11 countries in the euro area which aims to extend science publications to all its citizens.
This is an agreement, under the name cOAlition S, which will allow the United Kingdom, France, Italy and eight other countries to immediately and free of charge disseminate any scientific research or publication.
This initiative, which will be launched in these countries in January 2020, aims to fulfil the old European dream of sharing any kind of scientific knowledge among its citizens for free and openly.
This will affect both printed and digital payment walls: from 2020, the specialised media will have to offer free of charge any scientific study or research - with public subsidy - from the moment of its publication, as stated by Science.