Open access (OA) will achieve its tipping point and replace print publications and, more importantly, traditional print publishers. But it will happen in due time. That's always the ringer -- timing. Librarians were probably among the first groups to completely and ardently advocate OA. But librarians cannot pull off OA on their own. They can facilitate, but they cannot fully implement. As for funders, the official date was late August for all US federal agencies with more than $100 million in R&D expenditures to submit their public access plans to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Another interesting trending fact is that OA is becoming more open.
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