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Open Access

Open Access Organizations

About Open Access

"Open access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions."
From Open Access by Peter Suber.

 Why Open Access?

  • Promotes discoverability of research
  • Provides research results to a large audience at a marginal cost
  • Enhances interdisciplinary research 
  • Contributes to the advancement of knowledge
  • Increases the visibility and readership of your research
  • Encourages innovation

The impact of open access affects readers, authors, and institutions by advancing knowledge, building reputation, and demonstrating achievements to wider audiences. Through Open Access, users have the ability to expand their knowledge and showcase their work without locking it behind paywalls. Image courtesy of bepress with Creative Commons.

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