“In March 2017 a group of researchers and librarians interested in journal reform formalized the Fair Open Access Principles. The basic principles are:
The journal has a transparent ownership structure, and is controlled by and responsive to the scholarly community.
Authors of articles in the journal retain copyright.
All articles are published open access and an explicit open access licence is used.
Submission and publication is not conditional in any way on the payment of a fee from the author or its employing institution, or on membership of an institution or society.
Any fees paid on behalf of the journal to publishers are low, transparent, and in proportion to the work carried out.”