Christine Kosmopoulos, a research engineer at the CNRS and member of Géographie-cités, has published the first chapter of a book entitled: Handbook of Research on the Global View of Open Access and Scholarly Communications.
In an information and knowledge society, access to information and knowledge is a fundamental human right, which makes equitable and fair access to information and knowledge paramount. Open Access (OA) plays a very important role in the fight against inequalities and in favor of a broad and inclusive scientific progress. The number of publications addressing open access issues from different perspectives is increasing, but a comprehensive assessment of the extent of open access implementation and a discussion of how to proceed to integrate open access issues from different perspectives is lacking.
The Handbook of Research on the Global View of Open Access and Scholarly Communications articulates the concepts and issues related to OA, while demystifying the state of knowledge in the fields of OA and scholarly communications from various perspectives, as well as the implications for the information and knowledge society. Covering topics such as ethics, copyright challenges, and open access initiatives, this book is a dynamic resource for publishers, librarians, higher education administrators, policy makers, higher education students and educators, researchers, and scholars. This book is published as Platinum Open Access as part of IGI Global’s Transformative Open Access initiative, in collaboration with the University of North Texas, USA. All texts are open access.
Download Chap. 1. Christine Kosmopoulos. From Open Access Publishing to Open Science: An Overview of the Last Developments in Europe and in France (p.1-22) in Handbook of Research on the Global View of Open Access and Scholarly
Christine Kosmopoulos is the founder and manager of the UM Open Archives Collection and a correspondent for Scientific and Technical Information (CORIST) at the Institute of Human and Social Sciences (InSHS) and the Directorate of Scientific Information (DIST) of the CNRS.