OSI is a global collaborative effort between all major stakeholders in scholarly publishing to improve the future of how research information gets published, shared and accessed. The foundation of this effort is a 10-year series of annual meetings where high-level stakeholder representatives work together to solve important issues. Collaboration outside these meetings will also occur.
How do we best manage the explosive growth of knowledge in society today? In scholarly research, our stakeholder community’s approaches to this challenge have not been unified, and the result has been a persistence (and even widening) of access gaps and issues, with adverse impacts on global economic development, education, discovery and effective public policy. The time to act together is now.
Help sponsor this effort, volunteer to help research important questions, use your influence to convince key stakeholders to participate, and help evangelize the work being done by this group. See the “About OSI” section for more details. Scholarly publishing is a well-established, global system and it will take a global, unified, well-reasoned effort to bring about needed reforms.