Monday, 9 April 2012

OA Policy Guidelines - a UNESCO publication by Dr Alma Swan

If you want to know all there is to know about Open Access policies, read this now:

This is a recently released document commisisoned by UNESCO and prepared by the highly reliable OA advocate, Dr Alma Swan. This is an important publication that should be the basis for all organisations wanting to know about how to embrace Open Access, or wanting to understand better the needs and mechanisms with which to accelerate access to essential research. For researchers in emerging nations, OA is the route to providing access on an equal basis and to ensuring their research becomes part of the global knowledge base.

Our congratulations to Alma Swan for such a comprehensive and sound document - and to UNESCO for supporting the need for it.