Science Europe publishes Opinion Paper on Open Access to high-quality research output
The Scientific Committee for Social Sciences of Science Europe, an association of major European research funding (RFOs) and research performing organisations (RPOs) in 27 countries, published a new Opinion Paper on the issue of Open Access to high-quality research output on 13 July 2015.
The paper, called "The Need for 'Diamond Engagement' around Open Access to High Quality Research Output" addresses both scientists and policy makers and proposes a "Diamond Engagement" concept with three key principles: partnership; standardisation and interoperability; and enabling structures. The paper recognises the Open Access efforts that have already been made and calls for a co-ordinated cultural shift in engagement with access to resources, in order to make peer-reviewed articles available to a wider audience. Science Europe also calls on policy makers to co-ordinate action on a number of practical initiatives related to OA and traceability.
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