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Encourage the EU to improve public access to scientific works

by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Jan 26, 2007 03:52 PM
You can help encourage them by signing this petition.

Please encourage the European Commission to take action that will secure vastly increased access to publicly funded scientific works.

In the wake of the publication of the report from the “EU Study on the Economic and Technical Evolution of the Scientific Publication Markets of Europe” a consortium of organizations working in the scholarly communication arena is sponsoring a petition to the European Commission to demonstrate support for Open Access and for the recommendations in the report. Signatures may be added on behalf of individuals or institutions.

Research must be widely disseminated and read to be useful. Adopting Recommendation A1 will immediately ensure the widest possible readership for EC-funded research, increasing the potential benefits resulting from the research, and promoting European scholarship both within Europe and beyond.

Please register your support for Open Access in this way. To sign the petition, please go to http://www.ec-petition.eu/.

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