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Emerald Publishing announces support for OSI’s Plan A to reform future of scholarly communication -

Academic publisher Emerald Publishing has pledged their commitment as a signatory to The Open Scholarship Initiative’s (OSI) Plan A, an international, multi-stakeholder effort to reform the future of scholarly communication. The goals and outputs of this plan are designed to inform and align with UNESCO’s efforts to craft a global recommendation for open science by late 2021.

Signing up to Plan A is particularly pertinent to Emerald Publishing, as this aligns well with Emerald’s commitment to furthering open research, and its wider drive to advance the real impact of research, in partnership with its communities. Having launched their Impact Manifesto in 2018, calling for change and putting a marker firmly in the ground to lead the publishing charge towards meaningful impact, the company went on to launch Emerald Open Research in 2019 as a natural extension of their commitment to open and sustainable research. OSI’s Plan A summary paper, Common ground in the global quest for open research, will be published on Emerald Open Research in the coming days.

OSI’s efforts have been characterised by collaboration and with thorough consideration across multiple stakeholders around the world. OSI has been committed to gathering facts that inform reform proposals; working on reforms as a unified community; recognising and appreciating the many different and valid interests and stakeholders; and identifying points of common interest so that they may work together toward common goals and create an open research future that is vibrant, robust and sustainable. The Plan recommends actions around the discovery and design of research and how communities work together to redouble collective efforts to better meet the needs of research in a way that is sustainable to all.

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