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Open Access: About OA

About Open Access

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 OA

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

 

 

OA Myths

DEBUNKING SOME OA MYTHS

MYTH 1: 

Open access journals are not peer reviewed

 

MYTH 2:

Open access journals are of poorer quality ‚Äčthan traditional, subscription-based journals

 

MYTH 3:

Open access articles are not copyrighted 

 

MYTH 4:

Open access is just a passing fad

 

MYTH 5:

Open access only helps readers, not authors

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From Ben Mudrak's white paper: Open Access Publishing: Five Myths