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Budapest Open Access Initiative

http://www.soros.org/openaccess/

The Budapest Open Access Initiative arises from a small but lively meeting convened in Budapest by the Open Society Institute (OSI) on December 1-2, 2001. The purpose of the meeting was to accelerate progress in the international effort to make research articles in all academic fields freely available on the internet. The participants represented many points of view, many academic disciplines, and many nations, and had experience with many of the ongoing initiatives that make up the open access movement. In Budapest they explored how the separate initiatives could work together to achieve broader, deeper, and faster success. They explored the most effective and affordable strategies for serving the interests of research, researchers, and the institutions and societies that support research. Finally, they explored how OSI and other foundations could use their resources most productively to aid the transition to open access and to make open-access publishing economically self-sustaining. The result is the Budapest Open Access Initiative. It is at once a statement of principle, a statement of strategy, and a statement of commitment.

Contact Email:mhagemann@sorosny.org.
Contact Name:Melissa Hagemann
Address:Open Society Institute H -1397
Postcode:Pf. 519
Country:Hungary
Tel:(36-1) 327-3100
Fax:(36-1) 327-3101
Verified:16/03/2004