Open Access Publishing: Why open access (OA)?
Comply with your funding mandates
Increase your impact
Many studies have indicated that open access articles are downloaded twice as frequently and cited anywhere from 10 percent to over 100 percent more than equivalent articles published in subscription journals, where your article is locked behind a pay wall.
Share your work
Open access publishing frequently allows for more liberal sharing of your work...without violating copyright or publishers' sharing policies. Sharing your work more widely increases your work's exposure, which will increase its impact and contribute to the public good.