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All Things Open Access

Open-access proponents got good news this week. For starters, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research announced that it will make all of the research it funds publicly available. (You can check out the press release here for more details and a very nice photo of Francis Ouellette.)

Also, Elsevier released some information about its Article 2.0 Contest, in which the company is making 7,500 scientific articles openly accessible and asking contestants to come up with a new publishing model for them. "The contestant becomes the publisher and can render scientific articles to meet their needs including integrating the article into existing applications or combining it with other web service APIs," according to Elsevier. The contest officially starts on Sept. 1, and first prize is $2,500.