News

22 March 2017 University of California libraries sign EoI and launch local OA2020 site
22 March 2017 Declaration of support for OA2020 from the European Commission, announced on the 13th Berlin Open Access Conference, 21-22 March 2017, Berlin
08 March 2017 13th Berlin Open Access Conference, 21-22 March 2017, Berlin: Live streaming of Day 2 (9:00 h – 15:15 h CET). The recordings are available here.
08 March 2017 13th Berlin Open Access Conference, 21-22 March 2017, Berlin: Registration closed
16 Januar 2017 13th Berlin Open Access Conference, 21-22 March 2017, Berlin: Registration open
26 September 2016 German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) supports OA2020
8 September 2016 Editorial by Ralf Schimmer in Research Europe, 8 September 2016: “Open-access target offers publishers a survival plan”
30 June 2016 Liber Annual Conference 2016 in Helsinki (29 June – 01 July 2016): video recording of Ralf Schimmer’s talk on “Initiatives for the Large-Scale Transition to Open Access”
01 June 2016 Copernicus Publications endorses Open Access 2020
12 May 2016 Letter of support for the Open Access 2020 initiative by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
23 April 2016 Blog of Jeffrey MacKie-Mason published on madlibbing.berkeley.edu: “Economic thoughts about ‘gold’ open access”
12 April 2016 Info bulletin of the Institute of Science 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 Comment on the OA2020 initiative by the DGUF, one of the EoI signatories. Also available as German version/deutsche Version.
23 March 2016 European Geosciences Union (EGU) news: “EGU now a signatory to Open Access 2020, a new initiative to boost open access“
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