PASTEUR4OA/Recommendations for Open Access policy implementation in Spain

The English version of the report "Recommendations for the Implementation of Article 37 of the Spanish Science, Technology and Innovation Act: Open Access Dissemination" has just been released by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT). This report, published early October, is the result of the discussions on how to best implement the Open Access mandate included in the 2011 Spanish Law on Science and Technology held by a FECYT-coordinated Working Group in which most Spanish universities and research centres which have an institutional Open Access policy were represented. The document contains four sets of recommendations for the main groups of stakeholders identified by the WG which are relevant for the national Open Access policy implementation: funders, institutions, researchers and institutional subscribers to scientific journals.