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Australian Research Council ‘reviewing’ preprint rule


Two funding rounds delayed, but ARC keeps quiet on the reasons

The application periods for two rounds of Australian Research Council grants have been delayed, as the council reviews its ban on the inclusion of references to preprint papers in applications.

Although the ARC would not say whether the delays were connected, the Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards that were due to open for applications on 8 September were indefinitely delayed in an announcement made on 7 September. On 31 August, the Australian Laureate Fellowships that were due to open for applications on 1 September were also delayed.

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