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30 June 2016

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 Science and Technology Austria: “IST Austria supports OA2020 initiative”


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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.