NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – European science funding organizations are planning to enact open access policies requiring publications resulting from studies they funded to be made publicly available as soon as possible. Toward that end, the groups have now agreed to a set of common principles to guide the transition away from the current publication model.

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