ERC grant recipient talks about Open Access
For this project, Sluijs must make his publications, as well as his data, freely available online in accordance with the ERC Guidelines for Open Access. He believes that this is the only way to achieve transparency and reuse of science. In his opinion this is actually something researchers should want themselves, without having to be forced to do this by the ERC.In the interview Appy Sluijs also introduces the journals of the European Geosciences Union, all of which are published Open Access, and use an open reviewing system. He believes in the importance of Open Access, particularly since his publications very often have local relevance.
"I think Open Access is a very good thing, because it provides the opportunity for everybody in the entire world to look at scientific publications for free."