Bloggers are read by thousands every day, unlike researcher’s articles which are read by far fewer.
Blogs are freely available to everyone. New research on the other hand, is mainly found in international journals that cost a fortune. Because of this, researchers and students in developing countries do not have access. They have to pay for research that has already been paid for. By the public, by you and me.
Open Access is free access to research. Free. Just like a website or blog. If scientists share their discoveries with each other, lives will be saved. It's that simple.
This is why research should be made as accessible as the latest fashion.
What is Open Access?
We want all research paid for by Norwegian taxpayers to be freely available for all. If students and researchers in developing countries are given access to research, it will make it easier to find solutions to our common challenges. This is particularly important so that the less affluent countries may participate on equal terms.
We demand that:
- The Ministry of Education should ensure increased funding for Open Access Publishing in Norway.
- Norwegian authorities must support researchers in developing countries ability to publish in Open Access to.
This petition has been started by the Norwegian Students` and Academics' International Assistance Fund (SAIH) and will be handed over to the Ministry of Education in the fall of 2013.
Place of Study or Work:
666 petition signatures
03.12 Kjersti Bakken (UiT Norges arktiske universitet)
01.12 Uta Behrens (Brazil)
25.11 Håvard Aagesen (Universitetet i Oslo)
25.11 Helen Drange (HIH)
23.11 Adrian Lechel (Berlin, Germany)
22.11 Peter Slrebø
21.11 Stian Tønnessen (Høyskolen i Telemark)
20.11 Thomas Sætre Jakobsen (NTNU)
20.11 Camila Ruiz Segovia (UWC Adriatic )
19.11 Mari Gjerdåker (Høyskolen i Oslo og Akershus)
18.11 Joakim S Gulliksen (Høgskolen i Buskerud)
18.11 Vilbjørg Meyer (NLA Høgskolen)
15.11 Camila Azevedo (Lund University)
13.11 Siri Johnsen (UiT Norges arktiske universitetet)
13.11 Samfunnsviterne ( Samfunnsviterne)
12.11 Bård Aasland (UiB)
11.11 Tarjei Mattisson Funderud (Universitetet i Oslo)
09.11 Aleksander Amundsen (DTU)
07.11 Nikolai Dragnes
07.11 Studentparlamentet i Narvik (Høgskolen i Narvik)
06.11 Heidi Biseth (Høgskolen i Buskerud)
05.11 Maren Fylkesnes Ørjansen (NLA Høgskolen, Bergen)
05.11 Torhild Andvik (NLA Breistein)
05.11 Kristian Tonning Riise
05.11 Lars Berge (NLA Høgskolen, Bergen)