* Research results are often not publicly accessible even if they have been funded by the public.
* Highly relevant research materials from publicly funded archives, museums, libraries and statistical inventories are either not available in digital form or inaccessible.
* Restricted access to and delayed dissemination of scholarly results limit knowledge transfer to researchers and other members of society.
* Production of scholarly knowledge often happens in a closed system excluding expertise and experiences of scholars outside academia and other members of society. This is detrimental to research and restrains innovation.
* Due to closed modes of communication, opportunities for collaboration among various actors remain unexploited.
* Research output is often communicated in a highly abstract domain-specific language, preventing knowledge dissemination to other research fields and to other members of society.
Deficits of the Current Scholarly Communication System:
Kraker, P., Dörler, D., Ferus, A., Gutounig, R., Heigl, F., Kaier, C., … Wandl-Vogt, E. (2016, June 15). The Vienna Principles: A Vision for Scholarly Communication in the 21st Century. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.55597