Open Access Development
The international movement that Open Access has now become was triggered primarily by developments in the journal sector in recent years: Due to sharply rising costs, many libraries have been forced to cancel subscriptions and thus severely limit their ability to supply literature. In addition, there is a growing conviction that the results of research funded with taxpayers' money should be made freely available to the public.
Open Access is a forward-looking alternative to traditional models and stands for a new culture of publication and reception.
The University of Münster is therefore committed to the Open Access idea, as are numerous scientific funding organizations, universities, professional societies, and non-commercial and commercial publishers.
Our flyer Open Access: Idee, Möglichkeiten, Nutzung provides further information on the topic.