- News Home
12 December 2013 1:00 pm ,
Vol. 342 ,
Evolutionary biologists have long studied how the Mexican tetra, a drab fish that lives in rivers and creeks but has...
Victorian astronomers spent countless hours laboriously charting the positions of stars in the sky. Such sky mapping,...
In an ambitious project to study 1000 years of sickness and health, researchers are excavating the graveyard of the now...
Stefan Behnisch has won awards for designing science labs and other buildings that are smart, sustainable, and...
The iconic 125-year-old Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton near San Jose, California, is facing the threat of closure...
Recent results from the Curiosity Mars rover have helped scientists formulate a plan for the next phase of its mission...
A new, remarkably powerful drug that cripples the hepatitis C virus (HCV) came to market last week, but it sells for $...
In pretoothbrush populations, gumlines would often be marred by a thick, visible crust of calcium phosphate, food...
- 12 December 2013 1:00 pm , Vol. 342 , #6164
- About Us
Major U.K. University Goes Open Access
3 June 2009 1:53 pm
University College London has joined the growing list of universities that are moving forward with open access, which means they will post copies of faculty members' published journal articles in a free online repository. Today, UCL announced a new board that will implement a policy adopted by faculty last October. It follows the lead of Harvard and Stanford Universities, where some schools adopted open access "mandates" last year, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which voted for university-wide open access this spring.
Like most other institutions, UCL will observe journals' copyright policies, which means they don't post the papers until the journal itself has made the full text freely available (most now do so within 12 months). But even though the article may already be online, proponents say these institutional archives are important because they provide one-stop shopping for a school's research and make the articles easier for the public to find. United Kingdom open access experts powwowed on the movement's impact at a meeting last Friday; the slides are here.