New Open Access Recommendations

Leaders of the Open Access movement have developed new Open Access Recommendations with the scope of making research publicly available to everyone—free of charge and without most copyright and licensing restrictions— in order to accelerate scientific research efforts and allow authors to reach a larger number of readers.


Open Access policies, licensing, infrastructure, standards and publishing

The Open Access recommendations include the development of Open Access policies in institutions of higher education and in funding agencies, the open licensing of scholarly works, the development of infrastructure such as Open Access repositories and creating standards of professional conduct for Open Access publishing. The recommendations also establish a new goal of achieving Open Access as the default method for distributing new peer-reviewed research in every field and in every country within ten years’ time (source:

Budapest Open Access Initiative

The recommendations are the result of a meeting hosted earlier this year by the Open Society Foundations, on the tenth anniversary of the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI).