Knowledge That is Not Communicated is Wasted: JOSHA - Open Access With Author Copyright - French Version: La connaissance qui n'est pas communiquée est gaspillée: JOSHA - Open Access With Author Copyright
Gerhard G. Steinmann,
Affiliation: IASHA e.V., Freiburg, Germany
Keywords: Universalité, libre accès, Déclaration de Berlin, Bonne pratique de publication scientifique, Semmelweis Reflection, droit d'auteur illimité.
Categories: News and Views
This article will be translated into other languages using an electronic translator. We apologize should there be any inconsistencies. For any queries, please refer to the original publication. ( DOI: 10.17160/josha.5.9.488) UNIVERSAL ACCESS to knowledge is a fundamental principle of science and humanities. Today, however, publications of science and humanities are locked behind high paywalls and non-transparent selection procedures. In the efforts to resolve the misery, a first important milestone was the “Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities” of 2003. This year, a second milestone was reached: Eleven European research funding institutions have committed to requiring from 2020 on that all results from research funded by these institutions are published immediately in compliant Open Access journals or platforms. The negative liabilities of Peer-review procedures, including the “Semmelweis reflex” are shown to represent further barriers for an immediate universal dissemination of knowledge.