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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