“We need to take a stand against more traditional publishers”
“Make all research available through Open Access repositories”
Dr Esther van Lieshout
“Only peer review Open Access publications”
Prof Jørn Harald Hurum
“Open Access and academic social networks can ensure greater access to research results”
“Publications should be made Open Access and free for society”
Prof Manuel Ramírez Sánchez
“Researchers need to realise the power of Open Access”
Much work is being done by European scholars to change the hearts and minds of their peers towards more Openness. As an international foundation, SPARC Europe is sharing the stories of a range of Europe’s academics in this European showcase.
Champions actively contribute to advocating and implementing new open scholarship principles and practices within their organisation’s research communities. Champions can be research administrators, rectors, senior researchers, PhD students or young researchers.
Libraries are increasingly working together with the academic community to provide more Open Access to Europe’s research. What have they learnt from engaging with their champions?