Open Access (OA) stands for unrestricted and free access to scientific information. Scientific organizations, universities and research funders see significant opportunities in the expansion of OA models to increase accessibility of research results - which is of particular importance with respect to publicly financed research and support of a comprehensive conversion of scientific publishing into Open Access.
This shift cannot be achieved overnight. Already authors who publish in traditional journals have the opportunity to make their results available using public repositories or document servers after at the time of publication or shortly after).
The professional societies DGEpi, IBS-DR, GMDS, and DGSMP invite you to participate in our survey which aims at identifying options for action: what experience do researchers have with OA publishing, are there obstacles or need for support? Do they use the opportunity to store articles in repositories or document servers, and which support do they need to do so?
We invite you to take part in our jointly developed online survey.