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Young Academies Release Statement in Response to ‘Plan S’ on Open Access of Scientific Output

Publicly funded research output should neither be hidden behind paywalls nor be a ‘pay-to-publish’ game. This is one of the core tenets of the Position Statement titled ‘Opportunities and Challenges for Implementing Plan S – The View of Young Academies’, which is the result of discussions among several European young academies and the Global Young Academy (GYA). The joint Statement was released on 15 October 2018.
According to the Statement, ‘We consider Plan S as a bold step that has the potential to be a game-changer in making European science open and setting an example globally on how publicly funded research is published, in particular its requirement that the copyright remains with the author and that licences adhere to the Berlin Declaration.’

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Young Academies of Europe release position statements on Open Data and Open Access

The Young Academies of Europe and the Global Young Academy have released two statements concerning Open Data and Open Access.

Representing the Young Academy of Scotland, Ian Overton, co-lead of the Open Data Working Group contributed to both these statements.  They will be presented to the European Commission on Monday, 4 April 2016, at the Open Science Conference in Amsterdam.

To read the position statement on Open Data, click here. To read the position statement on Open Access, click here.
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Dr. Sandro Carnicelli is Senior Lecturer in Events and Tourism at the University of the West of Scotland. Sandro has been developing research and working in the fields of Tourism and Events in Brazil, New Zealand and Scotland for over 10 years.

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