Open access to scientific data and literature and the assessment of research by metrics

Open access to scientific data and literature and the assessment of research by metrics

ICSU, the International Council for Science has published Open access to scientific data and literature and the assessment of research by metrics. The statement represents a very international perspective on open access to publications and data, asserting that the scientific record should be: 

  • free of financial barriers for any researcher to contribute to
  • free  of  financial  barriers for  any  user  to  access  immediately on  publication
  • made  available without restriction on reuse for any purpose, subject to proper attribution
  • quality assured  and  published  in  a  timely manner
  • archived  and  made  available  in  perpetuity

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