Open Access Update
GATES FOUNDATION AND AAAS Starting January 1, 2017 all Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded research published will be accessible immediately upon publication. The Foundation has formed a partnership with The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to ensure open access to research funded by the Gates Foundation and published in the Science family of journals.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation started an Open Access Policy for articles published from funded research in 2015. At first, the Foundation allowed the publishers to make the articles exclusive to subscribers (called an embargo) for up to 12 months. But now that the 2-year transition period has ended all research published has to have full open access terms. The Foundation will “pay reasonable fees required by a publisher to effect publication on these terms.”
The partnership with the AAAS will facilitate grantees publishing in journals such as Science, Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, Science Advances, Science Immunology or Science Robotics.