OPEN ACCESS (OA)
OA means research output is disseminated freely online. OA saves you money through providing free access to research output such as journal articles, conference papers, data sets, and more.
If your work is behind a paywall
then give the library a call,
make Open Access
a part of your practice
and research benefits overall!
- Carly Lightfoot
BENEFITS OF OPEN ACCESS
There are many benefits to Open Access publishing. By making your work freely available online, anyone can read work. This can help raise the visibility of your publication and allow the public to benefit from your research.
Look through SPARC's Open Access Fact Sheet.
DEBUNKING SOME OA MYTHS
Open access journals are not peer reviewed
Open access journals are of poorer quality than traditional, subscription-based journals
Open access articles are not copyrighted
Open access is just a passing fad
Open access only helps readers, not authors
From Ben Mudrak's white paper: Open Access Publishing: Five Myths