New open access options for materials science publications.
says Alma Swan
, director of Key Perspectives Ltd.
and SPARC director for european advocacy in Nature
’s article “How to hasten open access”.
So, harmonization is happening. But the development of seamless policies among funders needs to be the focus of advocacy. It will mean less author confusion and greater compliance. Authors will begin to understand the potential of truly open research and be inspired to devise further innovative practices. Then we can expect true disruption: a very different kind of scholarly communication, catalysed by good policy.