Open Access initiative

Scholarly communication exists for the benefit of the world’s research and teaching community. Authors want to share new findings with all their colleagues, while researchers, students, and other readers want access to all of the relevant literature.

However, the traditional system of scholarly communication is not working. Libraries and their institutions worldwide can no longer keep up with the increasing volume and cost of scholarly resources. Authors communicate with only those of their peers lucky enough to be at an institution that can afford to purchase or license access to their work. Readers only have access to a fraction of the relevant literature, potentially missing vital papers in their fields.

Involvement by the academic community is critical in ensuring that efforts to reclaim scholarly communication for scholars and researchers succeed. Together we can develop a new system that meets your needs and those of future scholars and students. It’s time to create change!

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