02 May '12, 3pm

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LONDON - The UK government has drafted in the Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales to help make all taxpayer-funded academic research in Britain available online to anyone who wants to read or use it. The initiative, which has the backing of Downing Street and should be up and running in two years, will be announced by the universities and science minister, David Willetts, in a speech to the Publishers Association later today. The move will embolden what has been dubbed the "academic spring" - a growing campaign among academics and research funders for open access in academic publishing. They want to unlock the results of research from behind the lucrative paywalls of journals controlled by publishing companies. Almost 11,000 researchers have signed up to a boycott of journals owned by the huge academic publisher Elsevier. Subscriptions to the thousands of research journals can c...

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