People-powering the open science revolution

Scholarly publishing is broken

The scholarly publishing system is inefficient, expensive, and promotes questionable research practices. Intense competition between researchers discourages us from embracing solutions to these problems ('Open Science'), for fear we might risk our careers in the process. Our mission is to ‘kickstart’ progress by first organising a critical mass of support for Open Science practices (e.g. Open Access publishing) and then acting in a coordinated manner to instantiate these practices as new cultural norms.

Together we can fix academia

Researchers have all the power we need to improve scholarly publishing - if we act together. Join each campaign below by pledging to exclusively publish in, and review for, journals that support the specified practice. Your pledge will only apply to papers that you author in positions of your choice (first, middle, or last), and will remain anonymised and inactive until a critical mass of your peers sign the same pledge. At that point, our names will become public and we will all adopt the new behaviour together.

Green Open Access
Preprints are a fast and cost-effective way to make findings openly available ('Green Open Access'). Some publishers discourage preprints by delaying their sharing ('embargoes') or forbidding their...
Gold Open Access
Publicly-funded research should be free to read and reuse (Open Access), but many journals place articles behind expensive paywalls. Despite clear advantages of Open Access publishing (e.g., increa...
Platinum Open Access
This campaign will support journals that are free to read AND free to publish in.