Schlagwort: Tobias J. Osbourne

Open access and theoretical physics

Gastbeitrag von Tobias J. Osbourne Tobias J. Osborne ist seit 2010 Professor am Institut für Theoretische Physik der Leibniz Universität Hannover und forscht auf den Gebieten der theoretischen Quanteninformation, der komplexen Quantensysteme und der kondensierten Materie. Weitere Informationen zu Tobias J. Osbourne und zu seiner Arbeit finden Sie in seinem Weblog. Most scientific research is funded, at least in part, by the public. Yet for many years, the bulk of this research has appeared in scientific journals available only for exorbitant subscription fees. However, this unethical situation has been recently challenged by several major governments, for example, by the proposed US Federal Research Public Access Act and the Finch Report in the UK. These initiatives are intended to ensure that all publicly funded scientific research be freely and openly accessible to the public. These are extremely welcome developments and I sincerely hope that they are mandated and that many more governments follow suit.