Thursday, January 18, 2007

Petition for guaranteed public access

(via PLoS publishing blog):
"A group of European organisations - JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee, UK), SURF (Netherlands), SPARC Europe, DFG (Deutsches Forschungsgemeinschaft, Germany), DEFF (Denmark's Electronic Research Library) - have posted a petition to encourage the EC to formally endorse the open access recommendations."

This petition recommends that "any potential 'embargo' on free access should be set at no more than six months following publication" for any EC funded research.

Have a look and sign the petition if you are for it.