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Set the default to open: International Open Access Week 2012

The theme of this year’s International Open Access Week 2012 is “set the default to open.”  This means as soon as an author makes the final corrections to an article it would be published in a way that anyone with access to the internet could read it free.  Further, perhaps the data behind that article would also be available.   Setting the default to open doesn’t mean you lose control of your copyright privileges or that people can use your work without crediting you, it just means they will have access to it sooner than later.