Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Research Libraries UK (RLUK) estimates that the UK's universities now pay around £192m per year for access to academic journals and databases: that is nearly a tenth of the total QR (quality related funding) budget for research funding.
Journal publishing models are changing rapidly, especially here in the UK where government, research councils’ and research funders’ policies increasingly require publication of research outputs in open access. In the last two years, following publication of the Finch Report, there has been marked growth in the numbers of articles published in the open access sections of hybrid journals, ensuring that they are free both to read and to use.

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