Die Wissenschaftsminister der acht größten Industrienationen würdigen den offenen Zugang zu wissenschaftlichen Publikationen. In einer am 12. Juni in London verabschiedeten Erklärung heißt es zum Thema Open Access u.a.:
"We recognise that effective global scientific research and public understanding of science and commercial innovation by enterprises is supported by free and rapid public access to published, publicly funded research. The generation, sharing and exploitation of scientific knowledge are integral to the creation of wealth and the enhancement of our quality of life. We recognise that G8 nations have an important opportunity and responsibility to promote policies that increase access to the results of publicly funded research results to spur scientific discovery, enable better international collaboration and coordination of research, enhance the engagement of society and help support economic prosperity."