This is a UTS ePRESS Blog republication of a CC BY preprint (title above) submitted to Policy Forum section of Science

Authors of original preprint:

Jonathan P. Tennant, Wojciech Francuzik, Daniel Dunleavy, Benedikt Fecher, Monica Gonzalez-Marquez, Tobias Steiner

Preprint excerpt:

One sentence summary:

We are making an open call to support a global organisation and infrastructure that will strategically implement open scholarship to effectively meet the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.


Traditional methods of scholarly publishing and communication are ineffective in meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has demonstrated that, in times of need, the global research community can activate and pool its knowledge and resources to collaborate on solving problems. The use of innovative Web-based technologies, including open source software, data-sharing archives, open collaboration methods,and the liberation of thousands of relevant research articles from proprietary sources show us that the fundamental components of a fully open system are readily available, technologically efficient and cost-effective. If we are to achieve the SDGs by 2030, systematic reform and explicit adoption of open scholarship strategies at scale is necessary. We propose that the United Nations and parallel entities take a position of leadership by creating or funding an organisation or federated alliance of organisations to implement these reforms.

The six Open
Scholarship schools of
thought for meeting
the UN Sustainable
Development Goals

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