big news today in Europe for scholars... all publicly funded research must be published #openaccess as of 2020 https://www.volkskrant.nl/nieuws-achtergrond/11-eu-landen-besluiten-vanaf-2020-moet-alle-wetenschappelijke-literatuur-gratis-beschikbaar-zijn~be002c39/
Welcome to the fediverse!
@egonw you registered an account at scholar.social, a Mastodon server. While the concept is similar to Twitter, there are many servers (also called "instances") instead of a single centralised service, so the global system works more or less like email providers through a federation protocol (hence "fediverse"). Obviously you can follow people from other instances (like me).
@egonw another source: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06178-7
@egonw wow, the UK actually signed it (but then we must be very careful over here that Elsevier and others don't try to lobby/bribe to have this decision reversed after Brexit, especially if other consequences of this hurt higher education funding)
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