cOAlition S for the Realisation of Full and Immediate Open Access
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Science Without Publication Paywalls a Preamble to: cOAlition S for the Realisation of Full and Immediate Open Access Open Access is Foundational to the Scientific Enterprise.
Universality is a fundamental principle of science: only results that can be discussed, challenged, and, where appropriate, tested and reproduced by others qualify as scientific. Science, as an institution of organised criticism, can therefore only function properly if research results are made openly available to the community so that they can be submitted to the test and scrutiny of other researchers. Furthermore, new research builds on established results from previous research. The chain, whereby new scientific discoveries are built on previously established results, can only work optimally if all research results are made openly available to the scientific community.