Democratising scientific knowledge

Global Alliance of Open Access Scholarly Communication Platforms launched at a session organised by UNESCO.

Six knowledge platforms have agreed to join forces to create the Global Alliance of Open Access Scholarly Communication Platforms (GLOALL).

Their aim is to help democratise scientific knowledge using a multicultural and multilingual approach.

The United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals

Scientific and scholarly knowledge is a global public good and is essential for the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. To deliver these goals, people need easy and open access to information, in the formats and languages that suit them. They also need the skills to make use of and interpret these resources.  You can read more about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals here.

The knowledge platforms participating in GLOALL are:

AmeliCA – open knowledge in the social sciences and humanities for Latin America and the global south

AJOL - world’s largest online library of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals

Erudit – dissemination of French language resources

J-STAGE – sci-tech information published in Japan

OpenEdition – a comprehensive digital publishing infrastructure for the humanities and social Sciences

SciELO – open access publishing, in Spanish, Portuguese and English

GLOALL will promote the development of multilingual scholarly communication standards, products and service and work to develop the interoperability that will strengthen engagement with research worldwide.

Source and more information via UNESCO.