[Open-access] A Shared Vision for Scholarly Communication

Peter Kraker peter.kraker at gmx.at
Wed Jun 15 15:32:27 UTC 2016

Dear all,

Open Science has the potential to significantly improve the production 
and dissemination of scholarly knowledge. But there is no commonly 
shared vision that describes the system of scholarly communication that 
we want to create.

Between April 2015 and June 2016, members of the Open Access Network 
Austria (OANA) working group "Open Access and Scholarly Communication" 
met in Vienna to discuss this matter. The main outcome of our 
considerations is a set of twelve principles that represent the 
cornerstones of an open scholarly communication system. We published 
them today under the title "The Vienna Principles: A Vision for 
Scholarly Communication in the 21st Century": 

With this document, we are hoping to inspire a widespread discussion 
towards a shared vision for scholarly communication. We welcome 
feedback, criticism, and hints on what we may have missed. You can 
annotate and comment on the document on our website: 

The raw text can be found on Github: 

We are looking forward to your feedback!


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