UC Berkeley faculty lead global efforts to increase access to research

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There is currently debate within the scientific community concerning how open access to research can be best implemented. According to Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, university librarian at UC Berkeley, the UC system is in support of open access but is not able to fully enforce its policy to ensure that researchers publish open access work.

Open access publishing has been on the rise in recent years, and UC Berkeley is helping lead the movement away from traditional, subscription-based publishing models.
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Campus joins movement demanding access to research

UC Berkeley is joining a nationwide effort to increase the availability of academic research to the public in light of rising journal subscription costs and limited access

On April 20, a mass email was sent out to UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff members asking them to sign a petition in support of free, open access to research publications.
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