Brussels, 28 Jul 2003
The European Commission's Research DG has published a call for proposals for the analysis of the economic and technical evolution of the scientific publication market.
The general purpose of the study is to provide an analysis of the recent economic and technical evolutions of the scientific publication markets in Europe and their implications on the different actors and stakeholders, including users. The study should notably answer the following questions: What are the main changes? What and who is driving change and why? If there is any resistance to positive change what/who is blocking it? What are the consequences for the users (in its broad meaning: authors, readers, libraries)?
The study should also identify possible actions that could at European level contribute to increasing the diversity and quality of scientific publications, while guaranteeing better conditions of access, exchange, dissemination and archiving. In this context it will, in particular, examine whether, and in which circumstances an EU directory of scientific publications could, by increasing the visibility and use of publication channels, be useful.
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To see the full details of the call, please consult the following web address:
Remarks: The deadline for submitting tender documents is 25.9.2003.
Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Union at the reference below.