Commission supports call to scholarly publishing community to make COVID-19 research publicly available
In the context of the EU’s approach in the field of research and innovation to address the corona crisis, the European Commission has signed a letter to the scholarly publishing community urging them to make Covid-19 related publications and data immediately accessible via public repositories. The request applies to all articles published to date as well as future articles for the duration of this crisis and is fully in line with the EU’s support for “Plan S”, a European initiative to make full and immediate Open Access to research publications a reality.
The letter has been signed by chief science advisors, ministers and leaders from Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Commission. Already 37 groups within the scholarly publishing community have answered the call to make COVID-19 research and data publicly available.