Ortrun Mittelsten Scheid

Research Area
Plant Genetics

Research Institution
Gregor Mendel Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Academic Position
Research Group Leader


Why do I prefer to publish research results with "Open Access"?


New knowledge evolves by linking and further developing existing knowledge. To provide the best conditions for further knowledge creation, all existing information should be made available to as many people as possible. Digital technology has made this easier than ever, however, new organisation and regulation in publishing is required. Support for the "Open Access" strategy is a logical consequence for all those pursuing optimal, synergistic and fair utilization of intellectual potential and should be obligatory at least for research and development that is supported by public funds.