LERU (League of European Research Universities) has released a statement on open access which calls for research funding to go to research, not to publishers. The statement calls on the European Commission and the forthcoming Dutch EU presidency to develop solutions to the problems of ever-increasing costs of journals, including the problem of "double dipping".
Read the full statement, "Christmas is over. Research funding should go to research, not to publishers!"
This appears to signal a shift in momentum in Europe on open access. LERU reports that the statement is supported by the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas and the incoming Presidency of the EU - open access will be a priority during the Dutch EU Presidency (January-June 2016).
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