Now you are in the subtree of Perimeter Open Research project. 

Licensing issues


Creative Commons


  • Authors need more guidance (on real and illusory problems), e.g. on licensing
  • We need to minimize harm to authors, because there are risks in opening up research, even if it is for the public good

Unintended consequences of “open”:

  • Predatory open-access journals
  • For-profit republication of open access articles, (at least mostly) legal under CC BY terms (see CC licences).

  • Open science needs specific goals like “all articles should be free to read”.