What is Open Science?
The Open Science movement seeks to remove barriers to scientific knowledge, making the research process more transparent, inclusive, and rigorous. It enables wider participation and makes research easier to review, refute, improve, and reuse. It can fundamentally change how research is carried out, who is involved and how it is valued.
UNESCO describes the principles of Open Science as ‘open access to the record of science and to the data of science; access to the digital infrastructures that enable widespread engagement and communication; and open engagement between scientists and other societal actors.’
Open Science is increasingly recognised as a critical accelerator for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Budapest Open Access Initiative:
The 2002 Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) is a landmark declaration in support of free, immediate, and unrestricted online availability of research articles. It outlined the benefits and proposed strategic steps to “accelerate progress in the international effort to make research articles in all academic fields freely available on the Internet”.
As a signatory of the Budapest Open Access Initiative, IntechOpen is paving the way for future research by making scholarly articles available to everyone.
Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data in Horizon 2020:
The Horizon 2020 (H2020) Programme is the European Union’s flagship research and innovation programme, providing funding for research in a wide range of fields, from health and energy to digital technologies and social sciences. As part of its commitment to promoting Open Science, the H2020 Programme has established guidelines for open access to scientific publications and research data.
IntechOpen follows the H2020 guidelines and ensures that its scientific publications can be: