Knowledge That is Not Communicated is Wasted: JOSHA - Open Access With Author Copyright - Spanish Version: El conocimiento que no se comunica se desperdicia: JOSHA - Acceso abierto con derechos de autor.

Gerhard G. Steinmann, Roland Mertelsmann, María Fernanda Sandoval

Affiliation: IASHA e.V., Freiburg, Germany

Keywords: Universalidad, acceso libre, Declaración de Berlín, Buena Práctica de Publicación Científica, Reflejo de Semmelweis, derechos de autor ilimitados.

Categories: News and Views

DOI: 10.17160/josha.5.9.492

Languages: Spanish, Castilian

Universal access to knowledge is a fundamental principle of science and humanities. Today, however, publications of science and humanities are locked behind high paywalls and non-transparent selection procedures. In the efforts to resolve the misery, a first important milestone was the “Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities” of 2003. This year, a second milestone was reached: Eleven European research funding institutions have committed to require from 2020 on that all results from research funded by these institutions are published immediately in compliant Open Access journals or platforms. The negative liabilities of Peer-review procedures, including the “Semmelweis reflex” are shown to represent further barriers for an immediate universal dissemination of knowledge. The original article (DOI: 10.17160/josha.5.9.488).

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