Knowledge That is Not Communicated is Wasted: JOSHA - Open Access With Author Copyright - Chinese Version: 没有被传播的知识被浪费：JOSHA - 与作者版权的开放访问
Gerhard G. Steinmann,
Affiliation: IASHA e.V., Freiburg, Germany
Keywords: Universality, unobstructed access, Berlin declaration, Good Scientific Publication Practice, Semmelweis reflex, unrestricted author copyright
Categories: News and Views
This article will be translated into other languages using an electronic translator. We apologize for any inconsistencies. For any queries, please refer to the original article (DOI: 10.17160/josha.5.9.488). UNIVERSAL ACCESS to knowledge is a fundamental principle of science and humanities. Today, however, publications of science and humanities are locked behind high paywalls and non-transparent selection procedures. In the efforts to resolve the misery, a first important milestone was the “Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities” of 2003. This year, Eleven European research funding institutions have committed to requiring from 2020 on that all results from research funded by these institutions are published immediately in compliant Open Access journals or platforms.