More Than A Manuscript (MTAM)

MTAM is a global movement that unites academics, universities and funders to collaborate and create solutions to the big issues in academia: open access and academic publishing reform.

Academic research is more than a manuscript. It is years of effort, which deserve to be properly recognised and rewarded. It is knowledge, and should be openly accessible for people of all backgrounds to solve the world’s biggest problems. It is work that is generating profit for publishers – billions of dollars – none of which is reinvested back into science.

MTAM strives to increase open access, return profits back to science, and revolutionise academic publishing at its core.

Don’t understand? See academic publishing for beginners.

We unite and coordinate our supporters to:

Innovate

Create innovative solutions and technology that revolutionise scholarly communication

Formulate

Formulate institutional and public policy recommendations regarding open access

Advocate

Create awareness about open access and academic publishing reform

By 2018 we aim
to achieve:

30,000

Global supporters who share a common vision

33%

Increase in openly accessible research

$100 million

Profits from journal sales reinvested back into the research industry

Add your name to the list and join the global movement towards fairer science.

Other ways to show your support: 

1. Donate

Every contribution moves us a step closer to academic publishing reform

2. Start a Chapter

Start a MTAM chapter in your region or institution to pioneer publishing solutions, awareness and policy changes