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Monday, 16th January 2012

Increasing Access to Research Results

Source: Policy Horizons Canada

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The Canadian research community is exploring news ways of making its research results available to other researchers, Canadians generally and the world at large. ...

Researchers led by John Houghton from Australia have been exploring the costs and benefits of alternative approaches to publishing research results. Various approaches have been systematically compared to the status quo for the cases of the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, and the US. To ensure that meaningful comparisons could be made, all of the approaches explored included the peer review, certification, and quality control functions necessary for formal scholarly publishing.

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