News

12 May 2016

Letter of support for the Open Access 2020 initiative by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

23 April 2016

12 April 2016
Info bulletin of the Institute of Sicence and Technology Austria: “IST Austria supports OA2020 initiative”

07 April 2016
“Amsterdam Call for Action on Open Science”, an outcome of the Dutch Presidency conference on Open Science in Amsterdam (04-05 April 2016). This paper covers the topic of open science in Europe and emphasizes open access being a prerequisite. Recommending similar action items as stated in the OA2020 Roadmap, the authors “Formulate a clear pan-European target: from 2020 all new publications are available through open access from the date of publication.”

31 March 2016
Info bulletin of the Maastricht University Online Library: “Open Acces: the standard model of publishing”

24 March 2016
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) news: “The SNSF has signed the Open Access 2020 initiative“

24 March 2016

22 March 2016
“open access.nl“ statement “Dutch support for OA 2020 – The initiative“

22 March 2016
The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) calls for support of the “Expression of Interest in the Large-scale Implementation of Open Access to Scholarly Journals“ initiated by the Max Planck Society

21 March 2016
“Statement of the ERC Scientific Council on the Berlin “Expression of Interest in the Large-scale Implementation of Open Access to Scholarly Journals“ (21 March 2016)

21 March 2016
European University Association (EUA) press release in reference to the Expression of Interest

21 March 2016
MPG press release on the launch of the OA2020 initiative for the large-scale transition to open access

OA2020 – The Initiative

Open Access 2020 is an international initiative that aims to induce the swift, smooth and scholarly-oriented transformation of today’s scholarly journals from subscription to open access publishing.

The principles of this initiative were discussed and agreed upon at the Berlin 12 Conference on 8-9 December 2015 and are embodied in an Expression of Interest, which has already been endorsed by numerous international scholarly organizations.

The practical steps that can be taken towards the envisaged transformation are outlined in a Roadmap.

All parties involved in scholarly publishing – particularly universities, research institutions, funders, libraries, and publishers – are invited to collaborate through OA2020 for a swift and efficient transition of scholarly publishing to open access.

This important initiative is open to further institutional signatories. Please consider offering your support.