A few days ago I wrote about new Open Access development initiatives in Africa, including the recently introduced program by EIFL, and the OA policy at the University of Nairobi. Meanwhile, there has been an announcement of a new project called Hadithi – a platform for scientific content published in the Open Access model. The official opening ceremony will take place on January 24 in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Finch report and the new British policy for Open Access have been discussed for several months now. In short, it has been decided that publicly funded research should be published in Open Access, more specifically, in a Gold OA model. Meanwhile, a new Open Access policy of the Australian Government came into force, and it proposes a different approach in this matter.