B – Public access to publicly funded research

Giglia E. Public access to publicly funded research: how and why mandatory policies by funders? European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 2010;46(4):603-607

In the latest years several funders and public organizations at national and international level claimed with public statements for free access to publicly funded research. This contribution presents the principles upon which rely the mandatory Open Access (OA) policies of over 40 funding organizations worldwide. The European Union also mandates OA for researches granted within the 7th Framework Programme.