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    If we choose to align open access to research with geo-political borders we negate the moral value of open access

    Eve, Martin Paul (2019) If we choose to align open access to research with geo-political borders we negate the moral value of open access. LSE Impact Blog ,

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    Abstract

    It has recently been suggested that to support the development of open access (OA) in Europe, access to open research might be ‘geoblocked’, or limited, to those countries that were involved in funding the research and its publication. In this post, Martin Paul Eve, argues that to do this is not only technically and practically very difficult, but would also fundamentally undermine the moral imperative of open access to enable widest possible level of engagement with research.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Martin Eve
    Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2019 16:32
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:47
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/29894

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