Open access research publisher Frontiers welcomes a bipartisan bill to expand access to artificial intelligence research in the US 
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11M ago
The bipartisan CREATE AI Act aims to overcome the access divide and see the benefits and risks of artificial intelligence properly weighed for all Americans.  Photo credit: Frontiers In July 2023, US Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) introduced the CREATE AI Act (the Creating Resources for Every American To Experiment with Artificial Intelligence Act). U.S. Representatives Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), Michael McCaul (R-Texas), Don Beyer (D-Va.), and Jay Obernolte (R-Calif.) introduced a companion bill in the House of Represe ..read more
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Writing the future: The aspirations of early career researchers
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by Frontiers Science Communications
1y ago
Personal reflections on a symposium. On 9 January, Dr Anke Beck, head of European public affairs and advocacy at Frontiers, helped chair a symposium for early career researchers at the Association of Publishing in Europe annual conference. Photo credit: Frontiers There is a profound cultural change underway that will transform the way science is funded, shared, and published – and thereby the impact new knowledge has on society. Open Science, backed by broader calls for diversity and inclusion, is now a strong and growing focus for governments, funders, institutions, and authors. And of c ..read more
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Greater collective knowledge to drive global consensus for action
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by Frontiers Communications
1y ago
On 7 December 2022, Stephan Kuster, head of public affairs at Frontiers, gave a speech at our reception in the World Science Forum, the international conference on global science policy hosted this year by the Republic of South Africa. Good evening. It’s great to see you all here this evening. My name is Stephan Kuster, I am head of public affairs at Frontiers. We are delighted to support the Forum here in Cape Town. As you many of you may know, Frontiers is a leading research publisher and open science platform. It is the third most-cited and sixth largest in the world. The science we publis ..read more
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Unlocking US science for healthy lives on a healthy planet
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by Frontiers Science Communications
1y ago
Frontiers Briefing Note OSTP Guidance to Make Federally Funded Research Freely Available without Delay Introduction On 25 August 2022, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) unveiled vital new policy guidance to make the results of federally funded scientific research in the United States immediately free to access and available to all. We strongly backed that guidance and we outline here our thoughts on implementation. Frontiers is a leading research publisher, the 3rd most-cited and 6th largest in the world. We publish ground-breaking di ..read more
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White House announces new policy to drop paywalls around publicly funded research
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by Frontiers Communications
1y ago
On 25 August 2022, the White House unveiled a new policy to end the paywalls surrounding federally funded scientific research in the United States. The Office of Science and Technology Policy announced ground-breaking new guidance to remove any “delay or barrier between the American public and the returns on their investments in research.” When implemented, it will make the results of taxpayer-supported research immediately available to the public at no cost. Citing the need to realize and access the ground-breaking possibilities created by taxpayer-funded research, Dr Alondra Nelson said the ..read more
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Open access publisher Frontiers at ESOF 2022 
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by Frontiers Science Communications
2y ago
Frontiers’ participation in the 10th edition of EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), the largest scientific conference in Europe, brought to light the need for political decision-making to be deeper rooted in science through establishing stronger engagement between public sector, policymakers, and scientists. As a Gold sponsor and the Delegates’ Party host, Frontiers was delighted to support the Forum and its participants from 87 different countries advocating #ESOF22 theme of “Crossing Borders, Engaged Science, Resilient Societies”.  Photo credit: Kees Hummel In the spirit of open exchang ..read more
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Open science to meet the public’s appetite for accountability, transparency, and trust
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by Frontiers Science Communications
2y ago
On 15 July 2022, Stephan Kuster, head of public affairs at Frontiers, gave a speech at the closing reception of the EuroScience Open Forum, Europe’s largest interdisciplinary science conference. Thank you, Professor Breedveld. Good evening. My name is Stephan Kuster. I am head of public affairs at Frontiers. I joined Frontiers because we are a fully open access, research publisher whose mission is clear and simply put.  We want to make all science open. We believe that global, existential threats call for scientific breakthroughs at pace, based on full and immediate access to the latest ..read more
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International Year of Basic Sciences takes center stage on sustainability in partnership with Frontiers
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by Frontiers Communications
2y ago
Hosted by UNESCO in Paris, the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD), welcomes leaders from the scientific community from around the world today to its inaugural opening ceremony.  Sponsored by the open access publisher Frontiers, the IYBSSD initiative welcomes leading figures from research institutions, governments, and international unions to discuss the role of basic sciences in addressing the challenges identified by the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The IYBSSD initiative harbours co ..read more
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Prof Jeff Camkin: “The biggest misconception is that open science is just for researchers and academics. It’s not.”
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by Frontiers Science Communications
2y ago
Prof Jeff Camkin Prof Jeff Camkin, of the University of Western Australia, is a water and sustainable development specialist. He is co-founder and editor-in-chief of the World Water Policy Journal – a platform for the world’s emerging water leaders and thinkers. Jeff’s focus is on promoting the connection between policy, research, and community connectivity through transdisciplinarity, better utilization of local knowledge, more effective collaboration, and capacity building. Today, he tells us about the importance of democratizing science worldwide and implementing open science with the help ..read more
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EU Council reaches conclusions on Open Science
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by Frontiers Communications
2y ago
On 10 June 2022, the Council of the European Union reached its conclusions on the implementation of Open Science and research assessment, after wide consultation. Amongst other things, it called on the EU Commission to work on an improved regulatory framework for unimpeded access to, and reuse of, publicly funded research. It stressed the importance of transparency in services and fees. It explicitly supported rights retention for researchers. And it noted the need for more reproducible research results, in part to build public trust and evidence-informed policy making. Responding to the news ..read more
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