Science Magazine: European Commission considering leap into open-access publishing

Science Magazine: European Commission considering leap into open-access publishing. “One of Europe’s biggest science spenders could soon branch out into publishing. The European Commission, which spends more than €10 billion annually on research, may follow two other big league funders, the Wellcome Trust and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and set up a ‘publishing platform’ for the scientists it funds, in an attempt to accelerate the transition to open-access publishing in Europe.”