What is Open Access
"Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder."
A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access
Why Open Access
- Academic Journals have a 10-year inflation rate of 180%
- This fact when coupled with shrinking library budgets is limiting access to scholarly research
- Authors are not paid by scholarly journals. Their compensation is the dissemination of their work and the resulting citations
- If access is reduced by growing costs, interested parties cannot read and cite their work
- Open Access makes scholarly work available to any interested party, including policy makers, industry and the public at large
What Can You Do?
- Publish in peer-reviewed Open Access journals: Find one at www.doaj.org
- Make your published work available in Miami's Scholarly Commons: scholars.muohio.edu
- Increase your awareness of issues related to Open Access: scholars.muohio.edu/openaccess