Join the Right to Research Coalition, a student led organization advocating for change in scholarly publishing and promoting barrier free access to research. The Coalition’s website provides information on the existing problem, the high cost of access to academic research. Subscription costs levied by commercial publishers are surpassing many educational institutions’ budgets, leaving students without access to key journals in their field of research. The website provides information on what you can do to advocate for change both as an individual and as a student group / student government.
The student statement on the Right to Research:
Scholarly knowledge is part of the common wealth of humanity.
Learning and inquiry are impeded when scholars lack access to fellow researchers’ work, and when students lack access to the work of scholars before them.
Open Access is an alternative to the traditional closed, subscription-access system of scholarly communication.
Call upon UNIVERSITIES to support Open Access
Call upon GOVERNMENTS AND RESEARCH FUNDERS to support Open Access
Call upon RESEARCHERS to support Open Access
Commit to support Open Access in our activities
We will undertake activities, in our membership and on our campuses, to educate students about Open Access and to engage them in efforts supporting Open Access