(9+)Wissenschaftpolitik - Zukunft der Forschung - Wissen - Süddeutsche.de
peter.suber's bookmarks 2018-12-07
From Google's English: "It is just after 10:30 in the morning when Jeffrey MacKie-Mason seeks the approval of the whole world. "Is Sweden in?", Asks the economics professor from the California Berkeley University and turns to the left to Astrid Söderbergh Widding, President of the University of Stockholm. "Sweden is here," she replies. MacKie-Mason nods in satisfaction. Gradually, he goes through all sitting on the podium participants. China, the Netherlands, South Africa, Japan, European research funding agencies and universities are also involved. The small show should convey a message: We, the science, stand together and want open access. The recipient of the message is Ron Mobed, CEO of Elsevier, the world's largest science publisher, smiling cheerfully at the lectern. MacKie-Mason turns to Mobed:
It's the big question of the open access movement. Are publishers serious when they say they too are working to make free access to knowledge the worldwide standard? To come closer to an answer, the initiative "OA2020", coordinated by the Max Planck Society, has for the first time the three largest publishers for the 14th time this past Tuesday . Berlin Open Access Conference invited to its convention center. In 2003 the first conference took place here. In the Goethe Hall, where Mobed is now asking the questions, the participants then signed the "Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Scientific Knowledge", the manifesto of the Open Access movement...."