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A guide to open access at Manchester Metropolitan University.

A definition of the Finch Report

The common way of referring to the Report of the Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings, which was led by Dame Janet Finch and published in June 2012. The report concluded that open access is the best way to expand access to published research findings. It favours a model of gold open access, in which journals charge article processing charges (APCs). The UK government accepted the Finch Report's findings and will make all publicly-funded research in the UK open access from 2014.