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A new open-access requirement in the UK

Scholars in the humanities sometimes ask themselves a question: what would it happen if universities will require everyone to publish in open-access? Would this help open-access journals become not only more accessible, but also more prestigious and highly-ranked than their commercial counterpart? A new requirement introduced in the regulation of the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) has made a little but important step in this direction.

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