The best way to ensure access to knowledge is to ensure that sustainable approaches to supporting Open Access are developed, tested and scaled up. This can only be done by engaging with researchers, universities and their librarians, publishers, research funders as well as policy makers to tackle the big questions facing scholarly communication in the twenty-first century.
Knowledge Unlatched Research is helping to build the evidence-base that is needed to evaluate the performance of Open Access funding models, their impact and ultimately their sustainability.
An example of the type of work that we are doing in this space includes A Landscape Study of Open Access Monographs in Eight European Countries: Policy, Funding and Publishing, co-authored by Dr Frances Pinter. The report, which was funded by Knowledge Exchange, FWF, CRIStin and Couperin, covers eight European countries and includes a wealth of comparative data. Please see Knowledge Exchange.