GOAL -- Global Open Access List
The Global Open Access List (GOAL) is the successor of the American Scientist Open Access (AmSci) Forum, which was the first Open Access Forum, begun in 1998 and hosted for 13 years (1998-2011) by Sigma Xi. http://amsci-forum.amsci.org/archives/American-Scientist-Open-Access-Forum.html
Open Access is no longer just an American or a Scientific Matter. It is a global movement with the goal of making all 2.5 million articles published annually in the planet's 25,000 peer-reviewed journals -- in all scholarly and scientific fields, and in all languages -- freely accessible online to anyone on the Web.
GOAL is accordingly dedicated to the discussion of Open Access practice and policy-making by the worldwide research community (in no order: researchers, universities, research institutions, research funding agencies, governmental research policy-makers and commercial entities) with the aim of enabling concrete, practical steps to be taken to achieve Open Access. Chief among these goals are techniques for increasing the amount of Open Access, as well as metrics of research usage and impact.
The new archive for GOAL is: http://mailman.ecs.soton.ac.uk/pipermail/goal/
List Moderator: Richard Poynder
For discussion of other OA issues, there is also the Sparc Open Access Forum (SOAF)
and the BOAI Forum
To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the GOAL Archives.
Subscribe to GOAL by sending a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org.