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Scholarly Journal Publishing: What is Open Access (OA) Publishing?

Open Access

Open Access:

“By open access, we mean its immediate, free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software or use them for any other lawful purpose…”

The Budapest Open Access Initiative

Why Open Access?

 Access to journals all comes down to one thing:  money. With the rising cost of journals, it becomes more and more difficult for libraries to maintain journal subscriptions.  Open Access Publishing can break down those cost barriers to research.