As open policies and practices become more the norm, there has been considerable debate on the topic of open access publishing. This debate has highlighted a lack of common understanding of what open access is, why it is important, and how it works. To address this misunderstanding, Medical Publishing Insights & Practices (MPIP)* is launching 2 initiatives during Open Access Week 2018.
Our goal in developing this reference site was to equip all stakeholders in the conversation, including funders, academic scholars, publishers, journal editors, and pharmaceutical-industry representatives, with a common knowledge on what open access is as a foundation for broader discussion.
*MPIP was founded by members of the pharmaceutical industry and the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) to elevate trust, transparency, and integrity in reporting the results of industry-sponsored research. For more information on MPIP, please visit our website.