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About Open Access
Open access (OA) research is information that has been made publicly available without cost to the consumer.
Many funding agencies now have open access mandates that require the researchers they fund to deposit their peer-reviewed work in a freely accessible repository within a specified time after publication.
The Impact of Open Access
Below are some informative articles, webpages, and bibliographies of studies about the impact of open access vs. non-open access articles.
You may come across some of the following terms when investigating open access:
Authors publish their work and then self-archive it, often after an embargo period.
Authors publish their work and then the publisher provides immediate OA on their site, often for a fee.
Open access work that is free for all to read, with no permissions for re-use or modification.
Open access work that is free for all to read and includes additional permissions granting at least some rights for re-use or modification.