Amplifying the voice of researchers
Open access is the subject of intense international debate. The loudest voices in the debate are often open access campaigners, librarians and information professionals, and funders who want to see the research they support made as widely available as possible.
We believe the voice of researchers is under-represented in this debate, and is also hugely diverse – different disciplines, career stages and countries all see different advantages and disadvantages in a fully open publishing system.
To make sure researchers have an influential voice in this debate, we decided to inform the community about open access and initiatives, and promote their views as part of the international debate.