Open science is primary to the development of scientific research and innovation, to meet the Sustainable Development Goals all over the world. Dissemination of basic science results and all the documents necessary for their production is of major importance.

The International Year will

  • spotlight successful open science initiatives;

  • promote the global circulation of knowledge and encourage interaction and sharing between scientists;

  • give opportunities for governments, international organizations and editors to continue to work towards the publication in open access at acceptable costs.