The Open Access movement's main aim is to make research outputs available to all as quickly as possible. It is about not charging people to read published journal articles, which makes sense for outputs of publicly funded projects. Open Access is a product of the way in which online technologies are changing the possibilities for scholarly communication. It aims to change the scholarly communication model by altering the publishers’ traditional dissemination of scholarly works. There are currently four ways to make material Open Access.
The Open Access bibliography maintained by the Open Citation Project has lots of information and evidence about the beneficial impact of Open Access publishing on citations. The research in this website has been created for the purpose of being Open Access, however, you should still respect copyright and intellectual property rights.
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