Publishers Launch Brussels Declaration

35 major publishers and 8 publishing trade associations issued a joint declaration

On 13 February 2007, a group of 35 major publishers and 8 publishing trade associations has issued a joint
declaration laying out ten principles through which scientific, technical and medical (STM) publishing can
continue working for the benefit of science and society. It was issued in the context of the European
Commission's Communication on Scientific Information and its Conference on Scientific Publishing in the
European Research Area in Brussels on 15 - 16 February 2007.

The Brussels Declaration and Press Release are available for download.

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