The importance of open access
We believe that providing open access to the latest scientific thought and developments is vital in accelerating wider scientific progress. This is what has driven us to develop one of the world’s most high-tech open science platforms, Frontiers Media SA .
Science is the foundation of the modern world, with a small development in one part of the world catalyzing scientific discovery in another.
Open science and open access are not ideologies. They rest on scientific fact and a mathematical finding that increasing the transfer of information between nodes in a network accelerates its evolution and fuels innovation. Conversely, obscuring scientific results and failing to collaborate slows the scientific process.
Open science and open access offer the greatest return on investment. Even the richest universities in the wealthiest countries cannot afford to access all of the science produced worldwide. As a result, most countries remain blind to many scientific discoveries, and scientists often have to wait years before published science becomes publicly available.