Article: Initiative for Open Abstracts launches to promote discovery of research

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Initiative for Open Abstracts launches to promote discovery of research

The Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA) calls on all scholarly publishers to open the abstracts of their publications, and specifically to distribute them through Crossref, in order to facilitate large-scale access and promote discovery of critical research. I4OA–a collaboration between scholarly publishers, academic librarians, researchers, infrastructure providers and other stakeholders–will launch at the online conference of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) on September 24th.

I4OA has been established to advocate and promote the unrestricted availability of the abstracts of scholarly publications, particularly journal articles and book chapters.

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