Open access is about the democratization of knowledge. However, as open access becomes widely adopted, there is a risk that we will accentuate the inequalities and unsustainable situation with scholarly publishing, through widespread implementation of pay to publish business models.
At COAR we recognize that we need to go beyond open access, to consider how to create an open and fair system for sharing research outcomes. COAR is promoting five important actions for institutions to support the development of the knowledge commons.
Beyond Open Access: Five prerequisites for a sustainable knowledge commons (full, printable PDF).
Más allá del Acceso Abierto (PDF en español)
- May 2016 – Joint COAR/UNESCO Statement on Open Access
- September 2015 – Open Access and the Sustainable Development Goals