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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Is the Swedish Research Council still considering an OA policy?

Bridge to the Future – and between two people, Co-Action, July 11, 2007.  Excerpt:

The Swedish Research Council has issued its “Review of the year 2006-2007” (on July 10th) in which recent research and policy discussions are presented. The Report can be accessed in English here.

* A single page is dedicated to OA, “Research Gains from Open Access” (p. 38). The Swedish Research Council has signed both the Berlin Declaration and the Petition for Guaranteed Public Access addressed to the EC. However, the Council itself still does not have a policy. Back in April, as Co-Action then mentioned, Håkan Billig, who is responsible for drawing new guidelines on how research funded by the Council should be published, promised a policy statement late in the autumn. There is no mention of this in the present report....