The Guardian newspaper, at http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jul/15/free-access-british-scientific-research, has reported that the British Government has accepted all the major recommendations of the Finch report on broadening access to British research outputs. Read the article for more details. Once implemented in the next 2 years, this development will represent the most radical shakeup in academic publishing seen since the birth of the Internet.
Free access to British research
The UK Government has announced free access to all research funded by the British taxpayer within 2 years.