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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Time for researchers to step forward

Stevan Harnad, Researchers of the World: Unite to Support European Commission Open Access Policy, Open Access Archivangelism, January 17, 2007.  I described the OA petition in my own post yesterday but omitted this key argument for researchers to sign:

...There are powerful non-research interests lobbying vigorously against these policy recommendations [for OA in Europe], so a display of support by the research community is critically important at this time.

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 sign the petition here....