MRC Unit The Gambia Advocates Open Access Publishing

Publishing journals is an essential activity for science research which forms an archive of collective endeavours.

Most online journals require a subscription or purchase to access the full text which is a limitation to research advancement.

The majority of MRC Unit the Gambia’s publication are published in open access journals. This allows readers to access scientific research papers free of charge, without print or online journal subscription charges.“The United Kingdom (UK) Government, in line with its overarching commitment to transparency and open data, is committed to ensuring that published research findings should be freely accessible”.

As MRC Unit The Gambia is the UK’s single largest investment in medical research in a developing country, MRC Unit The Gambia strongly advocates the Open Access Policy of the Research Council, United Kingdom’s (RCUK). As the research portfolio of MRC Unit The Gambia’s spans from basic scientific research, clinical studies, large epidemiological studies and intervention trials, MRC Unit The Gambia ensures that all research outputs are open access and published through the Europe PubMed Central website