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What is Open Access All About?


Briefly, Open Access is......

 "Open access refers to the free and open availability of scholarly content on the Internet. Open-access materials are made available via digital repositories (archives) or scholarly journals. Open access does not equate to “anyone can publish anything”; rather, open access refers to the ability of anyone to view, download and use scholarly information."



Why Should I Care About Open Access?

Benefits of Open Access Research

  • "Accelerated discovery. With open access, researchers can read and build on the findings of others without restriction."

  • "Public enrichment. Much scientific and medical research is paid for with public funds. Open Access allows taxpayers to see the results of their investment."

  • "Improved education. Open Access means that teachers and their students have access to the latest research findings throughout the world."



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