Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access

The overall objective of the Policy Guidelines is to promote Open Access in Member States by facilitating understanding of all relevant issues related to Open Access. Specifically, it is expected that the document shall:


◾ Enable Member State institutions to review their position on access to scientific information in the light of the Policy Guidelines;
◾ Assist in the choice of appropriate OA policy in the specific contexts of Member States; and
◾ Facilitate adoption of OA policy in research funding bodies and institutions by integrating relevant issues in the national research systems.


Thus, the Policy Guidelines are not prescriptive in nature, but are suggestive to facilitate knowledge-based decisionmaking to adopt OA policies and strengthen national research systems.

Year
Sunday, January 1, 2012 (All day)
Publisher
UNESCO
Author/Editor
Alma Swan
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