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Tickell still positive but admits much remains to be done

We previously posted in March 2016 about Adam Tickell's advice to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills on Open Access to research (OA).  Following the end of the UK Research and Innovation 5-year transition period Professor Tickell, Independent Chair of the Universities UK Open Access Coordination Group, has now reported again to the Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy with a refreshed evidence base .

Completed in  June 2018 but not released until February this year in many ways the report anticipates yet is superseded by the international effort of cOAlition S -  the Plan S initiative launched September 2018. UKRI is a leading member of the cOAlition S group of research funders.
Key finding Following the 5-year transition period that ended in April 2018 the hoped-for transformation of the scholarly publications landscape from reader pays to author pays hasn't happened.