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Universities and funders push publishers to embrace openness

Publishing models that restrict researchers’ rights and article reuse blasted as “outdated”

Associations of universities and other research funders and performers have called on scholarly publishers that restrict authors’ rights, and which are not transparent about the terms of their services, to change their “outdated” ways of working.

In a joint statement on 25 May, the Cesaer group of science and technology universities, the European University Association and Science Europe, an association of funders and performers, urged publishers to embrace open access, in which papers are free to read and reuse.

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