OA Basics

The Open Access world is constantly on the move: technical advancements and new developments, new initiatives, legal aspects (e.g. CC licenses), successes, decisions and much more are constantly being shared online. Keep up to date with this selection!

Tweets about #openaccess

Helmholtz Open Access Newsletter

The Open Access Coordination Office of the Helmholtz Association regularly publishes a newsletter which informs about important trends and progresses in the Open Access movement. The newsletter also contains a list of current literature.

Helmholtz Open Access Newsletter

SPARC Open Access News

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Research Coalition regularly publishes the most important happenings in the global Open Access movement.

SPARC Open Access News

Expert forum for the information platform Open Access

This mailing list provides a broad insight into the world of Open Access. Topics such as financing, archiving and legal aspects of Open Access content are covered.


GOAL: Global Open Access List

This global mailinglist is chaired by Richard Poynder. It is dedicated to the discussion of Open Access practice and policy-making by the worldwide research community with the aim of enabling concrete, practical steps to be taken to achieve Open Access.

GOAL - Global Open Access List


A blog written by experts in the field of Open Access, scientific publishing and scientific communication.


Blog by Richard Poynder

Richard Poynder is an independent journalist and blogger specialising in information technology, scholarly communication, professional online database services, Open Science, e-Science, and intellectual property. Richard takes a particular interest in the Open Access movement, whose development he has been following for more than a decade. He is also the moderator of the Global Open Access List.

Blog von Richard Poynder

Scinoptica-Blog by Ulrich Herb

This blog contains current information about Open Access, Open Science and Open Data. In addition to legal aspects (e.g. CC-licenses) also the costs of publication and their development are examined in the interaction between universities, researchers and publishers.