Open access mandate

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Short Definition: A policy requiring publication of research in an open access format.

Extended Definition: A policy requiring publication of research in an open access format. The research author’s institution, research funder or government may impose a mandate.

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Term Lead: Ellen Cole

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#2

Mandates and policies are not quite the same thing.

Mandates “require” xyz, whilst policies may merely “encourage” or “recommend”.

Apologies if I’m just splitting hairs with this comment

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#3

Not at all. Precision is important.

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