LERU roadmap towards Open Access

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LERU Open Access Working Grp , Ayris , P , Bjornshauge , L , Collier , M , Ferwerda , E , Jacobs , N , Sinikara , K , Swan , A , de Vries , S & van Wesenbeeck , A 2015 , ' LERU roadmap towards Open Access ' , International Microbiology , vol. 18 , no. 3 , pp. 195-202 . https://doi.org/10.2436/20.1501.01.250

Title: LERU roadmap towards Open Access
Author: LERU Open Access Working Grp; Ayris, Paul; Bjornshauge, Lars; Collier, Mel; Ferwerda, Eelco; Jacobs, Neil; Sinikara, Kaisa; Swan, Alma; de Vries, Saskia; van Wesenbeeck, Astrid
Contributor organization: University of Helsinki
Helsinki University Library
Date: 2015
Language: eng
Number of pages: 8
Belongs to series: International Microbiology
ISSN: 1139-6709
DOI: https://doi.org/10.2436/20.1501.01.250
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/176842
Abstract: Money which is not directly spent on research and education, even though it is largely taxpayers' money. As Harvard University already denounced in 2012, many large journal publishers have rendered the situation "fiscally unsustainable and academically restrictive", with some journals costing as much as $40,000 per year (and publishers drawing profits of 35% or more). If one of the wealthiest universities in the world can no longer afford it, who can? It is easy to picture the struggle of European universities with tighter budgets. In addition to subscription costs, academic research funding is also largely affected by "Article Processing Charges" (APC), which come at an additional cost of (sic)2000/article, on average, when making individual articles Gold Open Access. Some publishers are in this way even being paid twice for the same content ("double dipping"). In the era of Open Science, Open Access to publications is one of the cornerstones of the new research paradigm and business models must support this transition. It should be one of the principal objectives of Commissioner Carlos Moedas and the Dutch EU Presidency (January-June 2016) to ensure that this transition happens. Further developing the EU's leadership in research and innovation largely depends on it. With this statement "Moving Forwards on Open Access", LERU calls upon all universities, research institutes, research funders and researchers to sign this statement and give a clear signal towards the European Commission and the Dutch EU Presidency.
Subject: Open Access
113 Computer and information sciences
Peer reviewed: Yes
Usage restriction: openAccess
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