What is Science Europe doing to achieve these aims?
Science Europe is working with its member organisations, the broader research community, and European and national policymakers to elaborate the best possible solutions to practical aspects of the transition and implementation of full Open Access policies, adapted to different contexts.
In 2013, Science Europe member organisations unanimously endorsed and committed to a set of common principles on the transition to Open Access to research publications. Today, as a result, an overwhelming majority of our members have implemented Open Access policies or are actively developing them. Today, our members share the most advanced Open Access policies in the world.
Science Europe member organisations are also driving forces behind numerous other organisations, initiatives, and movements promoting Open Access with concrete actions. These notably including cOAlition S and its work on full and immediate Open Access centred on Plan S and the OA2020 initiative.
In 2021, Science Europe published a briefing paper on Open Access monitoring to support decisionmakers at research funding and performing organisations to improve existing processes and develop new monitoring exercises. The availability of data and information on the current state of scholarly publishing is invaluable to help advance Open Access, including to inform policy development, implementation, and evaluation.