Why All Peer-Reviewed Journals Should Be Open Access

The philanthropist Bill Gates is someone I admire very much because he is making a difference in the world, particularly in developing countries. As of January 1, 2015 the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will require all peer-reviewed published research either fully or partially funded by the foundation to be published in open access journals. There is a two-year transition for this to occur, but by 2017 the 12-month embargo period to allow journals to charge for articles will lift and open access to peer-reviewed published articles funded by the foundation must be immediate

The philanthropist Bill Gates is someone I admire very much because he is making a difference in the world, particularly in developing countries. As of January 1, 2015 the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will require all peer-reviewed published research either fully or partially funded by the foundation to be published in open access journals. There is a two-year transition for this to occur, but by 2017 the 12-month embargo period to allow journals to charge for articles will lift and open access to peer-reviewed published articles funded by the foundation must be immediate

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Why All Peer-Reviewed Journals Should Be Open Access