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What does this new Google Scholar “Public Access” feature mean for me or my work?

Libvine, Melissa Rothfus – “Google Scholar recently released a new feature to the Scholar Profile section that tracks whether articles that are supposed to be open access under funder mandates are actually freely available. The feature is controversial. Some have decried the accuracy of the information and the suggestion to use Google Drive to make publications open (Google Scholar is not a repository and does not meet funder requirements). At the same time, there may be value in reminding funded researchers — and others — to ensure their work is open as required…”

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