It's Open Access Week!
Open Access is the principle that all research should be freely accessible online, immediately after publication. Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Why should you care about Open Access?
As an author
You will have a larger potential audience than any subscriber-restricted journal can give you, even the most prestigious. Open access can increase the impact of your work, shorten the delay between acceptance and publication, and make your articles more effective by making them easier to find and use. Your work will be visible to every search and retrieval tool.
As a reader
You will have free online access to the literature necessary for your research.
As a teacher
You will know that your students have convenient access to the information they need. With Open Access literature, the author or copyright holder has given permission in advance for making and distributing copies. No more delays, doubts, or fees. No more fair-use judgment calls, fear of liability, and painful decisions to err on the side of caution and non-use.
Learn more about Open Access.