B – OA report in 2010

André F, Creppy R, Barthet E et al. OA report in 2010. Madrid: FECYT; 2010

This report arises from the activities of the Southern European Libraries Link (SELL), which represents library consortia of six countries (France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey). One of its main goals is “to draw common policies towards information acquirement and provision”. Experts in each country provided reports on the situation of open access to move towards common policies for open access to science. European countries have unique characteristics as regards participation in the scientific communication process: they use languages that are not the usual channel for scientific communication, they do not have a powerful publishing industry, they spend a smaller percentage of GDP on research and scientific data acquisition.