The goals are to raise awareness and spread knowledge of open access, open science and the openness debate in general among Early Stage Researchers. Therewith, young researchers get an understanding of scholarly communication and publishing as key factors in the research system. In this sense, a focus is on advocating the advantages of open access, informing about the different routes and their implications, benefits and barriers. Moreover, the WG members link to their national associations and thematic communities and can encourage for an informed debate. Last, but not least, the WG serves for network-building for ESRs interested in OA policies.
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