History of the Open Access Movement as part of the Wikipedia on Open Access
Key milestones in the recent history of Open Access are the Budapest Open Access initiative [BOAI] - 2002 the Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing - 2003 and the Berlin Declaration 2003. The Budapest and Berlin statements continue to invite individuals and organisations to sign up to the principles of Open Access. The Bethesda and Berlin declarations both define Open Access and describe a mechanism, self archiving in a repository or Green Route, by which Open Access can be achieved. Click on the links to read the full text of each deceleration.