Science cherishes “excellence”, but this concept is rarely explicitly defined when quality of research and of researchers is being scrutinised.  In the last few years, policy makers have recognised that gender equality, diversity, and inclusion are essential for excellence in […]

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How can open access #OA be more inclusive for low- and middle-income countries? Experts weigh in at the Academic Publishing in Europe (APE 2021) conference. Open Access (OA) and the advent of access programs such as Research4Life have rapidly transformed the publishing […]


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