Jussieu Call

for Open science and bibliodiversity

This Call was drafted on the campus Jussieu in Paris by a French group comprising researchers and scientific publishing professionals working together in Open Access and Public Scientific Publishing task forces of BSN (Bibliothèque scientifique numérique, or Digital Scientific Library).


This Call is aimed at scientific communities, professional associations and research institutions to promote a scientific publishing open-access model fostering bibliodiversity and innovation without involving the exclusive transfer of journal subscription monies to APC payments.


Jussieu Call for Open science and bibliodiversity

As asserted in the Amsterdam Call released in 2016, Open Access to scientific publishing is at a crossroads. After several years of an exacting struggle aiming at persuading somewhat skeptical stakeholders, Open Access has now won strong support and a rapid shift of the scientific communication system to an Open Access publishing model can be expected. “The time for talking about open access is now past”.

The means to achieve the goal of Open Access are yet to be discussed. We believe that the issue of business models has to be refocused in the broader perspective of the editorial processes and methods upon which research and innovation will rely in the future and that they may only develop for the benefit of a very broad bibliodiversity.

We find it necessary to foster an Open Access model that is not restricted to a single approach based on the transfer of subscriptions towards APCs (publication fees charged to authors to allow free access to their articles). Such an approach would hamper innovation and otherwise would slow if not check the advent of bibliodiversity. Therefore, we adhere to the Joint Statement of UNESCO and the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) on Open Access which highlights all the difficulties caused by this single model.

Our goal is thus to develop and implement alternative models matching the aims of open science by asserting the need of supporting innovation for a thorough renewal of publishing functions as proclaimed by the Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER) and the International Council for Science (ICSU)


We, stakeholders of Open Access scientific publishing, hereby claim that:

1

Open Access must be complemented by support for the diversity of those acting in scientific publishing – what we call bibliodiversity – putting an end to the dominance of a small number among us imposing their terms to scientific communities;

2

the development of innovative scientific publishing models must be a budget priority because it represents an investment into services meeting the genuine needs of researchers in our digital age;

3

experiments should be encouraged in writing practices (publishing associated data), refereeing (open peer-reviewing), content editorial services (beyond-pdf web publishing) and additional services (text mining);

4

the research evaluation system should be thoroughly reformed and adapted to the practices of scientific communication;

5

more investment efforts in open source tools upon which these innovative practices are based should be made and coordinated;

6

the scientific community needs a secure and stable body of law across different countries to facilitate the availability of text mining services and thus strengthen their use;

7

the scientific communities must be able to access national and international infrastructures which guarantee the preservation and circulation of knowledge against any privatization of contents. Business models should be found which preserve their long-term continuity;

8

priority should be given to business models that do not involve any payments, neither for authors to have their texts published nor for readers to access them. Many fair funding models exist and only require to be further developed and extended: institutional support, library contributions or subsidies, premium services, participatory funding or creation of open archives, etc.


We endorse the clear message to the scientific community at large released by the League of European Research Universities (LERU): Research funding should go to research, not to publishers! This is why current journal subscription spendings should be changed into investments enabling the scientific community to regain control over the publishing system and not merely into new spendings only earmarked to pay the publication fees for researchers to commercial publishers.

We call on creating an international consortium of stakeholders whose primary aim should be to pool local and national initiatives or to build an operational framework to fund open access publishing, innovation and sharing of resulting developments. We call on research organizations and their libraries to secure and earmark as of now a share of their acquisition budgets to support the development of scientific publishing activities, which are genuinely open and innovative, and address the needs of the scientific community.


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Contributors :

Serge BAUIN; Céline BARTHONNAT; Christine BERTHAUD; Thierry BOUCHE; Francois CAVALIER; Gregory COLCANAP; Odile CONTAT; Nathalie FARGIER; Thierry FOURNIER; Anne-Solweig GREMILLET; Frédéric HÉLEIN; Odile HOLOGNE; Emmanuelle JANNES-OBER; Jacques LAFAIT; Annie LE BLANC; Jean François LUTZ; Sandrine MALOTAUX; Jacques MILLET; Pierre MOUNIER; Jean-Francois NOMINÉ; Christine OKRET-MANVILLE; Christine OLLENDORFF; Sébastien RESPINGUE-PERRIN; Julien ROCHE; Laurent ROMARY; Dominique ROUX; Joachim SCHOPFEL; Bernard TEISSIER; Armelle THOMAS; Céline VAUTRIN

Signing Institutions:


Research institutions and scientific communities

CLACSO

Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales / Latin American Council of Social Sciences - Latin America

10/10/2017

IFSTTAR

Institut français des sciences et technologies des transports, de l'aménagement et des réseaux - France

10/10/2017

IRSTEA

Institut national de recherche en sciences et technologies pour l’environnement et l’agriculture - France

12/10/2017

UL

Université de Lorraine - France

12/10/2017

CPU

Conférence des présidents d'université - France

13/10/2017

CLAMOR

Centre pour les humanités numériques et l'histoire de la justice - France

14/10/2017

CIRAD

Centre de coopération international en recherche agronomique pour le développement - France

16/10/2017

Agreenium

Institut agronomique, vétérinaire et forestier de France - France

17/10/2017

Université Grenoble Alpes

Université Grenoble Alpes - France

19/10/2017

Inria

Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique - France

20/10/2017

UPMC

Université Pierre et Marie Curie - France

21/10/2017

INRA

Institut national de la recherche agronomique - France

23/10/2017

CPDirSIC

Conférence permanente des directeurs-trices de laboratoires en sciences de l'information et de la communication - France

24/10/2017

CEDEFI

Conférence des directeurs des écoles françaises d’ingénieurs (206 écoles) - France

25/10/2017

Université de Lille

Université de Lille - France

26/10/2017

Sciences Po

Institut d'études politiques de Paris - France

27/10/2017

Université de Bordeaux

Université de Bordeaux - France

27/10/2017

CWI

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science) - Netherlands

30/10/2017

IRD

Institut de recherche pour le développement - France

31/10/2017

ERCIM

European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics - Europe

04/11/2017

Ifremer

Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer - France

06/11/2017

Toulouse INP

Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - France

06/11/2017

AgroParisTech

Institut des sciences et industries du vivant et de l'environnement - France

10/11/2017

Université Rennes 2

France

13/11/2017

Université de Liège

Belgique

13/11/2017

ENS

Ecole Normale Supérieure - France

14/11/2017

AMU

Aix-Marseille Université - France

15/11/2017

ENSAM

Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers - France

17/11/2017

CIHEAM - IAMM

Institut Agronomique Méditerranéen de Montpellier - France

20/11/2017

UTFTMP

Université Fédérale de Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées - France

21/11/2017

CNRS

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - France

21/11/2017

USPC

Université Sorbone Paris Cité - France

21/11/2017

UCA

Université Côte d'Azur - France

22/11/2017

ENS Paris-Saclay

Ecole normale supérieure Paris-Saclay - France

24/11/2017

Université de Montréal

Canada

28/11/2017

RnMSH

Réseau National des Maisons des Sciences de l'Homme - France

28/11/2017

UPSUD

Université Paris-Sud - France

04/12/2017

Université Laval

Canada

05/12/2017

UdS

Universität des Saarlandes - Germany

06/12/2017

Scientific and technical information professional associations and organizations

OAI

Open Access India - India

10/10/2017

CAPSH

Comité pour l'accessibilité aux publications en sciences et humanités - France

11/10/2017

ADBU

Association des Directeurs et personnels de direction des Bibliothèques universitaires et de la Documentation - France

12/10/2017

EPRIST

Association des responsables IST (information scientifique et technique) des organismes français de recherche - France

12/10/2017

CasuHal

Club utilisateur de l'archive ouverte HAL - France

16/10/2017

Les Classiques des sciences sociales - France

France

16/10/2017

LIBER

Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche - Europe

24/10/2017

GreyNet International

Netherlands

26/10/2017

CORTECS

Collectif de recherche transdisciplinaire esprit critique & sciences - France

30/10/2017

AISA

Associazione Italiana per la promozione della Scienza Aperta - Italy

07/11/2017

ROARS

Return on Academic Research - Italy

09/11/2017

Urfist

Association du Réseau des URFIST - France

21/11/2017

CARL

Canadian Association of Research Libraries - Canada

30/11/2017

Learned societies, scientific journals (Chief Editor) and editors

Annals of forest science

France

10/10/2017

criminocorpus

France

14/10/2017

ARDM

Association pour la Recherche en Didactique des Mathématiques - France

16/10/2017

MDPI

Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (186 journals) - Suisse

18/10/2017

Coimbra University Press

30 journals - Portugal

27/10/2017

SMAI

Société de mathématiques appliquées et industrielles - France

07/11/2017

Alliage

Alliage (culture, science, technique) - France

13/11/2017

OAPEN

Open Access Publishing in European Network foundation - Europe

13/11/2017

Érudit

Consortium Erudit - Canada

20/11/2017

asbc

Association science et bien commun - Canada

20/11/2017

SMF

Société Mathématique de France - France

22/11/2017

Cuadernos de Neuropsicologia - Panamerican Journal of Neuropsychology - Latin America

23/11/2017

OLH

The Open Library of Humanities - United Kingdom

23/11/2017

OEC

Œconomia - History, Methodology, Phisolophy - France

23/11/2017

Redalyc

Red de Revistas Cientificas de América Latina y el Caribe, Espa@ntilde;a y Portugal - Mexico

23/11/2017

SciPost

SciPost - Netherlands

24/11/2017

ROAC

Radical Open Access Collective - United Kingdom

24/11/2017

PCI

Peer Community in - France

04/12/2017

SFB

Société Française de Biophysique - France

06/12/2017