Are Funder Open Access Platforms a Good Idea?

  title={Are Funder Open Access Platforms a Good Idea?},
  author={Tony Ross-Hellauer and Birgit Schmidt and Bianca Kramer},
  journal={SAGE Open},
As open access (OA) to publications continues to gather momentum, we should continuously question whether it is moving in the right direction. A novel intervention in this space is the creation of OA publishing platforms commissioned by funding organizations. Examples include those of the Wellcome Trust and the Gates Foundation, as well as recently announced initiatives from public funders like the European Commission and the Irish Health Research Board. As the number of such platforms… 

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