ALLEA Statement on Open Access Publication under “Big Deals” and the New Copyright Rules

Author: P. Bernt Hugenholtz (Institute for Information Law (IViR))
Published: 12.12.2022
  The increasing costs of publication under the Gold Open Access model and “Big Deals”   The European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA) has for many years supported the move away from proprietary models of scientific publishing towards Open Access (OA).[1] OA publication of publicly funded scientific research bears the triple promise of (1) fostering access to published research and knowledge by researchers, and the general public, all over the world; (2) recognising that outputs derived from publicly fundedresearch are essentially a public good; and (3) reducing the mounting costs of accessing published research for universities and…