High costs for scientific journals mean that universities, companies and other organizations often cannot afford subscriptions. This means that research results will not be available and will be of use to society to the extent that is desirable.
A number of research funders, mainly in Europe, have therefore joined forces with the requirement that scientific articles based on publicly funded research be published in journals or platforms with open access, so that anyone who wants to gain access to the articles.
- By accelerating the transition to open access of scientific publications and research results, we believe that the opportunities for innovation are increasing, says Darja Isaksson, Director General for Vinnova,
Vinnova therefore introduces requirements for all new research projects that receive funding from 2021, shall follow the principles of open access in the publication of scientific articles. It is only about articles that are published in scientific journals and do not apply to other types of publications.