The Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) - the
first international open access declaration - will celebrate its
20th anniversary on 14 February 2022. In preparation, the BOAI2020
steering committee is working on a new set of recommendations, based
on BOAI principles, current circumstances, and input from colleagues
in all academic fields and regions of the world.
Feel free to focus on just the questions you think are most
important. Also feel free to add questions of your own that don’t
appear on our list. Please send your responses to
email@example.com before 22 October 2021.
What has OA enabled you to do or achieve that would have been
more difficult or impossible without OA?
What are your long-term hopes or goals for OA, beyond growing
the quantity of OA research? In assessing the success or failure
of the OA movement, now or in the future, what kinds of
accomplishments would you consider?
Do some strategies (methods, models) to advance OA have
harmful longer-term consequences? If some strategies do cause
harm, which strategies and which harms? Which strategies to
advance OA positively foster (or at least avoid conflicts with)
Which obstacles to OA, including misunderstandings about OA,
are the most serious in your environment? Be specific about
local circumstances. If you feel comfortable, sharing your
institutional affiliation or regional location will provide
context to your response.
How does research assessment affect your decision to make your
own work OA? How does research assessment affect the languages
or venues where you chose to make your work available? What
realistic and specific actions would help overcome those
obstacles where you work?
What inequities in scholarly publishing and research can OA
address? What inequities can it not address?
What current or new approaches to OA would best address the
particular needs of your community or region?
What are the most important actions you could take as an
individual to advance OA?
What are the most important actions your institution could
take to advance OA?
What are the most promising fronts for collective action (by
individuals and organizations) to advance OA and its long-term
Tell us one or more success stories. How have certain OA
policies, practices, or initiatives provided concrete benefits
for you, your organization, or your region?
Tell us one or more “failure” or “frustration” stories. How
have certain OA policies, practices, or initiatives had