International positions on open access
The following overview shows a selection of position papers recently published on the subject of open access. The focus here is on developments in Europe.
- Following a debate on open science, the Council adopted conclusions on the transition towards an open science system. Member states agreed to common goals on open science and to pursue concerted actions together with the Commission and stakeholders. Delegations committed to open access to scientific publications as the default option by 2020 and to the best possible re-use of research data as a way to accelerate the transition towards an open science system.
The briefing paper, put together by leading experts in the Science Europe Working Group on Open Access to Scientific Publications and available immediately, provides decision makers with a condensed analysis of current business models and trends in scientific publishing.