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Is gold or green open access the right way forward?

Publishers have long claimed that gold open access is the only sustainable route for research publishing. The newly announced UKRI Open Access Policy places green and gold open access routes on equal footing, rightly rejecting publisher claims that gold is the only sustainable path for open access.

Dr Rupert Gatti and Professor Stephen Eglen have written an article for Times Higher Education about the UKRI's revised rules and this debate. Dr Gatti, who is a College Teaching Officer and Director of Studies in economics at Trinity College and Prof. Eglen say that "the policies put forward in last week’s review represent a bold move by UKRI, and hope that others in the research community will also support them".

 The new UK Research and Innovation policy states that gold open access represents the interests of publishers, rather than the views of the research community.<br /><br /><a href=Dr Rupert Gatti and Professor Stephen Eglen have written an article for Times Higher Education about the UKRI's revised rules and this debate. Dr Gatti, who is a College Teaching Officer and Director of Studies in economics at Trinity College and Prof. Eglen say that "the policies put forward in last week’s review represent a bold move by UKRI, and hope that others in the research community will also support them".

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Published on - Thursday 12th August 2021

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