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.
Open Access: a Briefing Paper by Alma Swan (Oasis)
This article discusses what open access is and is not, digital repositories and journals as sources of open access materials, and the advantages of publishing open access.
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