Joint statement: Council conclusions on not-for-profit scholarly communication ecosystem
Joint response by the European University Association (EUA), Science Europe, Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER), European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA), Association of ERC Grantees (AERG), Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA), European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers (Eurodoc), cOAlition S, OPERAS, and French National Research Agency (ANR).
We welcome the adoption by the Council of the European Union (EU) of the conclusions on high-quality, transparent, open, trustworthy, and equitable scholarly publishing. As key public research and innovation actors in Europe, we are committed to supporting the development of a publicly owned, not-for-profit scholarly communication ecosystem in collaboration with policymakers in Europe and beyond.
We urge EU Member States and institutions to continue their efforts towards a high-quality, transparent, open, trustworthy and equitable scholarly communication ecosystem, through stakeholder engagement (such as OSEC2022), and with evidence-based reforms underpinned by the principles of open science defined by the ‘UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science’. Upcoming opportunities for dialogue and reform include the European Research Area Policy Agenda 2025-27 and the post-2027 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. National and regional authorities should further support these efforts with their own funding schemes and regulatory frameworks.