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Scientific and medical research is to become more freely available to the public after a leading science funder threw its weight behind a campaign to promote open access to research.
The Wellcome Trust is changing its policies to promote open access to the scientific research it funds with a target of 100 per cent of it eventually being made freely available to the public.
Part of this drive will be the publication of eLife, an open access journal that will publish research in biomedical and life sciences. The first issue of eLife will published later this year with the backing of the Wellcome Trust, the US-based Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Germany's Max Planck Society...