BIS Committee publishes Government Response and RCUK Response to Open Access Report

By Jean A Harris, on 28 November 2013

The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee has published the Government and RCUK response to Committee’s Fifth Report of Session 2013–14, Open Access.

Notable points include:
confirmation of academic freedom of choice over where to publish, whether green or gold open access,
a recognition of the need to counter double dipping by publishers charging both APCs (article processing charges) and subscriptions for journals.