Authors or their institutions must maintain the copyright of their publications, which must be published under an open licence, preferably the Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC BY).
The funding agencies will develop criteria and requirements that open access journals and open access platforms and repositories must fulfill.
When quality open access journals or platforms do not exist, funding agencies will provide incentives to establish and support them. Funding agencies are also committed to providing support to open access infrastructures when necessary.
Open access publication fees will be covered by funding agencies or research institutions, not by individual researchers.
Funding agencies support the diversity of business models for open access journals and platforms. The application of open access publication rates should be transparent and moderated.
Funding agencies will support governments, universities, research organizations, libraries, academies and academic societies so that their strategies, policies and practices are aligned.
The above principles will apply to all types of academic publications, but it is understood that monographs and book chapters will need more time to adapt to the changes required.
Funding agencies will not support the "hybrid" publishing model, although they will accept it temporarily for a limited time and only as part of a transformative agreement.
Funding agencies will supervise the fulfillment of their mandates and will sanction the beneficiaries who do not fulfill them.
Funding agencies must evaluate research results on the merit of the work itself, regardless of other journal metrics such as the impact factor.
Sever R, Eisen M, Inglis J (2019) Plan U: Universal access to scientific and medical research via funder preprint mandates. PLoS Biol 17(6): e3000273 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000273
- Opening and centralizing all research related to climate change.
- Creating relevant information access portals on some health-related topics.
- Creating research programmes for low-income regions and institutions.
- Working to improve existing programmes in order to improve participation and engagement of researchers.
Hampson, G. (2020). OSI Policy Perspective 2: Common ground in the global quest for open research. Open Scholarship Initiative. https://doi.org/10.13021/osi2020.2725