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Argentina makes OA law

Research institutions receiving public funding in Argentina are now required to deposit research publications resulting from that funding into open-access repositories, according to a new law in the country.

The law covers technical and scientific papers, academic theses, journal articles and other materials that are the result of publicly-funded research activities. It also establishes the mandatory publication of primary research data after five years.

Argentina's joint secretary of the Ministry of Scientific Technology, Alejandro Ceccatto described the law as in a response to 'the monopoly position of large international publishers that concentrate the publication of scientific research'.

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