LINGUIST List 18.295|
Fri Jan 26 2007
FYI: Researcher Support for Open Access to Research
Editor for this issue: Dan Parker
To post to LINGUIST, use our convenient web form at
Researcher Support for Open Access to Research
Message 1: Researcher Support for Open Access to Research
From: Stevan Harnad <harnadecs.soton.ac.uk>
Subject: Researcher Support for Open Access to Research
The European Commission, the European Research Advisory Board and the European Research Councils have recently each recommended adopting the policy of providing Open Access to research results:
(Very similar recommendations are also being made by governmental research organisations in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Asia.)
There are non-research interests strongly lobbying against these recommendations, so a display of support by the research community is critically important. A consortium of European organisations working in the scholarly communication arena is now sponsoring a petition to the European Commission to demonstrate support for these recommendations on the part of the European and worldwide research community.
Please visit the site below to learn more, including ways you and your organisation can offer support.
The sponsoring organisations are JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee, UK), SURF (Netherlands), SPARC Europe, DFG (Deutsches Forschungsgemeinschaft, Germany), DEFF (Danmarks Elektroniske Fag- og Forskningsbibliotek, Denmark).
Many thanks and best wishes,
Chaire de recherche du Canada
Ctr. de neuroscience de la cognition
Université du Québec à Montréal
Canada H3C 3P8
Professor of Cognitive Science
Dpt. Electronics & Computer Science
University of Southampton
SO17 1BJ United Kingdom
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue
Please report any bad links or misclassified data
LINGUIST Homepage | Read
LINGUIST | Contact us
While the LINGUIST List makes every effort to ensure the linguistic relevance of sites listed
on its pages, it cannot vouch for their contents.