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The Right to Research Coalition: Access to Research is a Student Right

The Right to Research Coalition is dedicated to ensuring that students have access to the research publications they need to succeed in their studies, conduct their own research and become competent professionals and scientists. Subscriptions to academic journals have increased dramatically in price and most are too expensive for students. When libraries cancel subscriptions to hundreds of journals the quality of student education is in question. The problem is particularly acute in the developing world. The Right to Research Coalition suggests that the answer is to

  • increase the number of open access journals & open digital repositories.
  • more effectively manage copyright through Creative Commons licensing.
  • institute government policies that support Open Access to scholarly research.