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European Union introduces immediate deposit green open access mandate in Horizon 2020

This week the European Union stated that the the Horizon 2020 research funding programme that will start on January 1st 2014 will launch with €15 billion for the first two years. That is out of a total of almost 80 billion euro. We now also have the full details and documentation for participants. This also…

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Science Mag sting of OA journals: is it about Open Access or about peer review?

Yesterday, Science Magazine scooped with a story on a sting with fake articles that passed peer review of 157 Open Access journals. In the article “Who’s afraid of peer review?” John Bohannon, a contributing correspondent to Science, tells how he concocted a fake article and submitted that to hundreds of Open Access journals. His fake…

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