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There is no question about this one.
This is not misguided. It is a gentle let down at the tax payers expense for a section of the 'publishing' industry.
The whole question of secret cabals having access to information is long past its sell-by date and is now impractical.
In 3 years keeping academic papers behind subscription firewalls will be impossible anyway.
Advocates of “open access” publishing in academia say a UK report that proposes spending £60 million a year to make all publicly-funded research free to access will protect the profits of publishers a...