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What is Open Access?

Piled Higher and Deeper (PHD Comics). (2012, October 25). Open Access Explained [Video File].
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Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open Access ensures that anyone can access and use these results—to turn ideas into industries and breakthroughs into better lives. [...] Our current system for communicating research uses a print-based model in the digital age. Even though research is largely produced with public dollars by researchers who share it freely, the results are hidden behind technical, legal, and financial barriers. These artificial barriers are maintained by legacy publishers and restrict access to a small fraction of users, locking out most of the world’s population and preventing the use of new research techniques.

Learn about Publishing Your Work in Open Access

Making your publications open access: Resources to assist researchers and librarians
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