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'Global Outlook for Open Access'
Christopher Kenneally writes the following for Copyright Clearance Center (CCC):
The walls surrounding research and scholarship have largely fallen, razed by the coronavirus pandemic. Today, the general public avidly follows developments in research related to COVID-19. And the range of concerns goes well beyond virology or epidemiology.
Mike Taylor, Head of Metrics Development for Digital Science, explained in May for CCC’s Beyond the Book podcast that, ‘this is one virus, but it’s a phenomenon in 12, 13, 14 different fields. We might think of this as purely a medical issue, but, there are all sorts of things going on here.
‘We’re seeing people talking about urban planning, tourism and travel, communication, and public health policy,’ Taylor said. ‘Understanding that and understanding how we listen to research is really interesting.’
At the recent STM Online Conference, presenters considered the current state and future prospects of Open Access publishing in ways especially fitting for 2020.
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