Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Joins IntechOpen's List of Open Access Funders

June 14, 2017

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is one of the strongest contemporary supporters of Open Access (OA) publishing, financing only the most impactful research. Their Open Access policy specifically aims at enabling unrestricted access and reuse of all published research funded by the Foundation.

Since the Foundation’s policy is directly aligned with what IntechOpen does and stands for - wide dissemination, reuse and access to all published research -  we are pleased to announce the inclusion of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on our list of funders that financially support Open Access book publications.

The first IntechOpen book chapter generously supported by the Gates Foundation, “A Study of Household Food Security and Adoption of Biofortified Crop Varieties in Tanzania: The Case of Orange- Fleshed Sweetpotato,” written by Julius J. Okello, Kirimi Sindi, Kelvin Shikuku, Margaret McEwan and Jan Low, discusses food insecurity and vitamin A deficiency (VAD) as a major health problem among poor developing country households in Africa.

We are looking forward to continuing to work with the Foundation and supporting their grantees get their research published and disseminated on the strongest Open Access book platform,

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