Open Access in Norway

Jostein Helland Hauge, Senior Adviser at the University of Bergen Library, has published a short overview of the current state of Open Access in Norway.

Hauge first mentions the major, current OA activities at the institutional level in Norway. Then he points out how this work has lately been translated into declarations in favour of OA on the part of research policy bodies on national level and discusses at some length what this interest may hopefully lead to in the future.

It is suggested that a number of positive steps have been taken towards realizing Open Access in Norway, though the greatest hurdle remains a lack of knowledge among the research community itself. His article concludes with the statement: “The question of IF Open Access will be the norm is now long overdue, the remaining question is simply: WHEN?”

The full article in English can be accessed here.