Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announcement

Today the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced it will become an open access funder from 1st January 2015. This will especially apply to “low and middle income countries”. Furthermore, they specify that the research has to be published immediately as open access, with no embargoes, and that the Foundation will pay what they define as “reasonable”, Article Processing Charges associated with this requirement. Also, they require the research data to be published immediately too.