Open Access for researchers: mandates, recommendations, strengths... What should you know?

Alicia Fatima Gomez Sanchez & Irene Maseda
The Open Access movement was born in the late 90s with the idea of promoting free access to scientific literature, so that researchers and academics can share their knowledge and keep the copyright of their own publications. Although in some fields OA movement has been very successful, in others, traditional publishing is still the standard. Over time, research funding agencies begun to adopt policies to ensure that research outcomes return to the researchers’ community and...
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