Global Young Academy pledge to go Open Access

Over 130 early- and mid-career researchers from around the globe have pledged to submit a manuscript to an Open Access outlet by the end of 2016.


Over 130 and alumni of the 200-strong Global Young Academy signed the More Open Access pledge. The signatories commit to submitting at least one manuscript in 2016 to an outlet that is directly and fully Open Access. Such an outlet can be an online journal or a widely known academic website. Researchers – of all experience levels – can join the pledge. The outlet can be either an Open Access journal or a well-recognized platform (e.g. ArXiv for physics, mathematics and computer science, BioRxiv for biology, or the new SocArxiv for the social sciences), as long as the manuscript is shared directly and without embargo.

Psychologist Eva Alisic, former Co-Chair of the Global Young Academy says:

“I can no longer accept that clinicians cannot access the latest knowledge on therapy effectiveness. And it is not only about clinicians but also about policy makers and fellow researchers.”

If you want to join the ‘More Open Access’ pledge, you can sign here.


Gwen Franck

Open Access Programme Coordinator at EIFL - Electronic Information for Libraries / Open Access Project Officer at LIBER - Association of European Research Libraries

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