UK Report of the Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings – the Finch Group

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on June 20, 2012

Accessibility, sustainability, excellence: how to expand access to research publications – Report of the Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings, June 2012

  • “This report tackles the important question of how to achieve better, faster access to research publications for anyone who wants to read or use them. It has been produced by an independent working group made up of representatives of universities, research funders, learned societies, publishers, and libraries. The group’s remit has been to examine how to expand access to the peer-reviewed publications that arise from research undertaken both in the UK and in the rest of the world; and to propose a programme of action to that end. We have concentrated on journals which publish research results and findings. Virtually all are now published online, and they increasingly include sophisticated navigation, linking and interactive services. Making them freely accessible at the point of use, with minimal if any limitations on how they can be used, offers the potential to reap the full social, economic and cultural benefits that can come from research.”
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