Q&A: Australia’s chief scientist proposes a centralized national plan for open access


Australia lags behind comparable research-intensive countries in Europe in the development of open-access policies, according to a recent analysis. But the country’s chief scientist Cathy Foley, appointed last November, has identified open access as one of her priorities. In an exclusive interview with Nature Index, Foley unveils Australia's upcoming national open access policy which would involve the Australian government negotiating with scholarly publishers on behalf of the country's universities and institutions. The whole article is here.


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