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Open Access Publishing: Why open access (OA)?

Last Updated: Feb 29, 2024 10:01 AM

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.