Nature Publishing Group (NPG) today introduces the Creative Commons
Attribution (CC BY) license on its 19 NPG-owned academic journals.
From December 2012, the CC BY license will be available
choosing open access publication options in these journals, in
addition to the two non-commercial Creative Commons (CC) licenses
currently on offer. This follows NPG's introduction of a CC BY license
option on Scientific Reports in July 2012.
Effective 1 April 2013, Wellcome Trust and RCUK funders will require a
CC BY license when they pay open access article processing charges
(APCs). NPG intends to offer CC BY options on further open access and
'hybrid' journals over the next few months, in keeping with its
commitment to author choice and meeting the needs of funders and the
Everton Zanella Alvarenga (also Tom)
Open Knowledge Foundation Brasil