The Netherlands supports (with €) open access in science

As reported by BioMed Central, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) will provide 1 million to help scientists develop new open access journals or convert existing journals to open access.

I’m not entirely sure that the “unexpected consequences” might be, or even how many journals can be bought with 1 million euros but improving access to knowledge is, in my opinion, the most important thing being done in science this decade.

BioMed Central, of course, are very keen to help potential recipients start up open access journals, presumably because it fulfils two of their missions: improving open access and making profits.

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