The Dutch State Secretary for the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science Sander Dekker and the British Minister for Universities, Science and Cities Greg Clark propose a coordinated European approach for Open Access Initiative. The proposal substantiates an idea presented by the former FWF President Christoph Kratky in NATURE 18 months ago.

The working paper Evaluating the Impact of the FWF-E-Book-Library Collection in the OAPEN Library by Ronald Snijder shows very high usage rates of Open Access books funded by the FWF programme Stand-Alone Publications.

A working paper on Open Science and Open Access in Austria (in German) by a group of authors (incl. FWF staff) is openly available. The final version will be published soon in the journal Information. Wissenschaft & Praxis.

Contact:

Falk Reckling

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