Berlin Declaration on Open Access

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 09:49:14 +0100

This is a report from Berlin 22 October. Today at 12:00 there will be a
press release plus the text of the Berlin Declaration, a historically
important step for the Open Access movements worldwide. In this
Declaration, all of Germany's principal scientific and scholarly
institutions, including the Max-Planck Society, as well as a growing
number of their counterparts from other countries (such as France's CNRS)
have signed their commitment to open access to scientific and scholarly
Excerpted core:

The Berlin Declaration is just the beginning of a series of steps that
the signatories will be taking to promote open access. Among these steps,
the Max-Planck Society is Edoc, an open-access repository of all of the
research output of the Max-Planck Institutes' many research
laboratories. This is a truly remarkable concerted act of institutional
self-archiving, and a superb example for the research world at large.
Received on Wed Oct 22 2003 - 09:49:14 BST

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