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European Union Steps Back From Open-Access Leap

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Science  23 Feb 2007:
Vol. 315, Issue 5815, pp. 1065
DOI: 10.1126/science.315.5815.1065a

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BRUSSELS-- An online petition has asked the European Commission to take bold action on open access to the results of publicly funded research. Traditional scientific publishers launched a counteroffensive, arguing that the future of scientific communication--as well as their €3 billion European industry--is at stake. (Read more.)