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Immediate free access to research: The scholarly response to COVID-19

Published March 16, 2020 by Alison Moore

This blog post was contributed by David Gill, a former SFU Reference Librarian.

Scholarly publishers have responded to the COVID-19 outbreak by providing immediate, free open access to research on their platforms. This blog post summarizes what each publisher has made available, highlights the responses of funding agencies worldwide, and illustrates why open access to research saves lives. 

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