The Open Scholarship Initiative (OSI) is the world’s only large-scale, high-level, multi-stakeholder effort focused on developing an inclusive, achievable, sustainable approach to global scholarly communication reform.
Over 400 leaders in scholarly communication have engaged with OSI since 2015, representing 250 institutions from 27 countries and 18 unique stakeholder groups.
OSI-affiliated experts have assessed, analyzed, scrutinized and debated extensive perspectives and information on open access through conferences, summit meetings, dozens of reports, and thousands of emails.
Plan A synthesizes the significant themes and recommendations that have emerged via these OSI activities. Plan A recommends that the international scholarly communication community begin immediate and significant action to:
In pursuing these actions, our community should:
Plan A recommends that the community’s work in this space be:
It is vital to broader society to make research more open and our approaches must be developed carefully and in close collaboration with each other. In doing so, we will ensure that scholarly research is protected during this transition, and that it is well-served by the outcomes of our efforts.
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