Open-Access Plans

To make the science it funds more accessible, the Wellcome Trust is launching a new open-access journal, called eLife, and plans to "adopt a more robust approach with the scientists it funds, to ensure that results are freely available to the public within six months of first publication," The Guardian reports.

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