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Open Access and Misuse of Metrics


The General Assembly of the International Council for Science (sponsor of WDS) endorsed open access principles and provided key recommendations guarding against the misuse of metrics in the evaluation of research performance. In a strong show of support for open access to the scientific record, the Assembly—which unites representatives of 120 National Scientific Academies and 31 International Scientific Unions—voted for the statement, which stakes out 5 key goals for open access and offers 12 recommendations that pave the road for attaining them. Read the Press Release!