In the publication titled „The Vienna Principles: A Vision for Scholarly Communication in the 21st Century“ , the authors discuss a fundamental reform of the scholarly communication system and describe their vision for the future of Open Access in the 21st century.
Between April 2015 and June 2016, members of the Open Access Network Austria (OANA) working group “Open Access and Scholarly communication” have met in Vienna work on this topic. This group included contributors Sebastian Dennerlein, Asura Enkhbayar and working group leader Peter Kraker as representatives of the Know-Center.
Have a look at the abstract:
The Vienna Principles: A Vision for Scholarly Communication in the 21st Century
Currently, there is a strong push to address the apparent deficits of the scholarly communication system. Open Science has the potential to change the production and dissemination of scholarly knowledge for the better, but there is no commonly shared vision that describes the system that we want to create. Between April 2015 and June 2016, members of the Open Access Network Austria (OANA) working group “Open Access and Scholarly Communication” met in Vienna to discuss this matter. The main outcome of our considerations is a set of twelve principles that represent the cornerstones of the future scholarly communication system. They are designed to provide a coherent frame of reference for the debate on how to improve the current system. With this document, we are hoping to inspire a widespread discussion towards a shared vision for scholarly communication in the 21st century.
With this document, the authors are hoping to inspire a widespread discussion towards a shared vision for scholarly communication and are inviting people to annotate and comment on the document on the official website.
Since their publication on June 15, 2016, the Vienna Principles have received a huge amount of positive reactions. Besides hundres of Tweets linking to the publication on Zenodo and the „Vienna Principles“ website, several blogs have also been reporting about it – among them, articles that include partial translations into Spanish, Japanese and German. Furthermore Peter Kraker was invited to write a guest post for the blog OpenAIRE, which describes the Making of the Vienna Principles.
We congratulate the authors to their phenomenal success!
Kraker, Peter et al.. (2016). The Vienna Principles: A Vision for Scholarly Communication in the 21st Century. Zenodo. 10.5281/zenodo.55597