Monday, October 31, 2016

In 2016, Open Access (OA) to scholarly publications received renewed political attention as part of a wider agenda for ‘Open Science’ highlighted by the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the EU. Against this background, this survey report highlights some of the efforts made by public research organisations in Europe over the past few years to develop and implement OA policies. It also lists some remaining challenges that need to be met in order to facilitate and accelerate the transition towards full OA for all scholarly publications by 2020, as called for in the conclusions on ‘The Transition Towards an Open Science System’ adopted by the Council of the EU on 27 May 2016.
 

http://www.scienceeurope.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/SE_OpenAccess_SurveyReport.pdf