Open Access 2016: A Year of Price Bargaining, Preprints, and a Pirate

  • OA policy

Hilda Bastian, a member of the PLOS One Human Research Ethics Advisory Group, makes a month-by-month roundup of some of the major open access actions in 2016. A study in the biomedical literature database PubMed reveals a general trend: accessibility of publications seems to increase in waves, with those waves arriving in different intervals, geographically and by academic discipline: 2020 looks like the year to watch now.

Absolutely Maybe, February 2017