Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Adopts Open Access Policy

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has adopted an open access policy.

Here's an excerpt:

As of January 1, 2015 our Open Access policy will be effective for all new agreements. During a two-year transition period, publishers will be permitted to apply up to a 12 month embargo period on the accessibility of the publication and its underlying data sets. This embargo period will no longer be allowed after January 1, 2017.

Digital Scholarship | "A Quarter-Century as an Open Access Publisher"

Author: Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Charles W. Bailey, Jr.