Around 2.5 million research articles are published every year in 30,000 different academic journals (2015 STM Report). These articles form a critically important foundation of knowledge. Today, rapid changes in publishing–both good and bad—combined with ever-present “publish or perish” pressures in academia are making it increasingly difficult to ensure the accuracy of all this work, keep track of it all, and maintain equitable access to the knowledge being created. OSI manages a global perspective on the rapidly evolving landscape of scholarly communication reform, and is working with partners in this space to help build a future that realizes the full potential of the open movement for everyone everywhere.
OSI issue briefs and policy perspectives provide a synthesis of what OSI knows about hot-button issues in scholarly communication, including who’s working on what and how/where change is likely to occur.
OSI is a 10-year-long effort, launched in 2015. Our first two years, 2016 and 2017, were spent gathering information and laying the groundwork for this effort. During our next two years, 2018 and 2019, we’ll be building out OSI’s menu of services and solutions. Stay tuned to this space as this menu evolves.
OSI is a broad, global network of individuals and organizations working together to improve the future of open. Want to get involved? Here are some of the ways you can help: