This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available without charge to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
As a matter of fact, the Open Access movement has triggered a profound and lasting change in the way knowledge is circulated and diffused.
In taking advantage of digital technology evolution and the Internet, the aim is to create a new framework where research results can be more easily accessible to a wider audience at a lower cost.
In the last ten years the Open Access movement has gained worldwide support in the scholarly debate leading to a number of important initiatives that have outlined the main features allowing us to improve access to and the impact of scholarly publications. The vigor of the movement can be highlighted by simply mentioning just some of the most important initiatives: the Budapest Open Access Initiative, 2002; the Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing, 2003; the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to knowledge in the Science and Humanities, 2003, endorsed in Italy by the Messina Declaration in 2004.
Furthermore the European Commission has made open access to scientific publications a general principle of Horizon 2020 “The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation” for 2014-2020.
Willing to follow what has been called the “Golden Road” to Open Access, Opinio Juris in Comparatione is committed to developing a clear open access policy.
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