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Open Access

The House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee have launched a short inquiry into open access.

This short inquiry will focus on the implementation of the Government Open Access policy.

The Committee will consider a range of concerns including:

  • embargo periods;
  • arrangements for article processing charge (APC) funds;
  • international issues; and
  • risks for learned societies.

The Committee expect to produce an output in mid-February, to inform the development of Research Council UK’s policies.

The Committee has issued a targeted call for evidence to key stakeholders for this short inquiry, any party interested in submitting written evidence should contact the Clerk to the Committee on hlscience@parliament.uk. The deadline for submissions was Friday 18 January 2013.

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  • Open Access - Evidence (PDF)Published 25 January 2013

    Corrected oral and written evidence on the Inquiry into the implemetation of Open Access