Comment Neelie (Kroes)

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Comment Neelie
[...] These days, more than ever, efficient access to scientific information is a must, for all kinds of research and innovation. In particular, researchers, engineers, and small businesses need to access scientific results quickly and easily.
45.05, 14.5 - Skrb¡i i CROATIA
Ivan Flis
I definitely agree with this line. Especially in my field (psychology), where most (all?) reputable journals are behind pay-walls we can feel this lack of access to current scientific literature. It'd improve practice on the whole spectrum of applied psychology, for experts who are not affiliated with universities granting access to journals.
Ivan Flis, 29/05/2012 15:52
Tom Olijhoek
Access to scientific information should be following the Budapest/Berlin/Bethesda definitions: free, unrestricted and immediate access. We have established the @ccess initiative for the promotion of BBB-open access: open access, green or gold in itself is not sufficient because this still can be restricted or delayed open access.
Tom Olijhoek, 31/05/2012 16:18