The scientific community is coming up to change open access

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The science community is raising its voice; funders, governments, universities and research institutions must now step up to reform open access to the scientific record according to the framework outlined in the ISC and ALLEA statements.

The authors declare no competing interests.

Story Highlights

  • Publishing, making ideas and data public on increasingly diverse and sophisticated platforms, accompanied by critical peer evaluation, is central to how science works. Its governance should therefore be accountable to the science community — the principal producer, validator and consumer of scientific publications.

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