NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK is considering moving to an open-access system for publication of the results of government-funded science, and a new report out this week proposes that science funders, publishers, and government prepare for a "fundamental shift" in how research is published.

The new report recommends a number of steps the UK should take to embrace an open-access culture and accelerate its adoption, with the biggest change being that government science funders would pay a cost for publication to the researchers as part of their grant.

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