15,500+ signatures for Open Access



The petition in support of the European Commission’s Proposal to mandate OA self-archiving has already amassed 13,000 signatures in 13 days and is still growing. It is being signed not only by individual grassroots researchers but by universities, learned societies, scientific academies:

Rectors/principals of research organisations (51)
Heads of university/research institution departments or schools (44)
International societies or research-based organisations (38)
National societies or research-based organisations (35)
Research-based or research-centred charities/foundations (21)
National or international research funding bodies (8)
National academies (3)
Rectors’ Conferences/University associations (2)
Government departments (2)

The petition is also being signed by institutional libraries, research organisations and publishers:

Institutional libraries (144)
R&D-based companies (66)
Publishers (30)
International or national library organisations (26)
National ICT organisations (11)
Museums (research-based) (2)

Source: http://openaccess.eprints.org/index.php?/archives/200-Pit-Bulls-vs.-Petitions-A-Historic-Time-for-Open-Access.html

Autor: Klaus Graf

Historiker und Archivar, Blogger

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