Open access publication

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Open access publication is a concept which seems to be becoming more plausible over time.

It is considered especially important in medical research. The idea is that part of the condition of receiving research funding is that the findings of the research - positive or negative - will be published in such a way that they are available, free, to people who may wish to use the research. The research funding has to pay for the research.

Open access, used alsongside a requirement to publish all results, is perceived to be part of the solution to publication bias.

An increasing number of medical journals are now - in whole or in part - open access.

An unsystematic selection of articles and links follows: