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What is Open Access?

Open Access Overview by Peter Suber

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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Open Access Publishing at Linfield

DigitalCommons@Linfield promotes the discovery, sharing, and preservation of the intellectual and creative works of the faculty, students, and staff of Linfield College, as well as the history and development of the College.


Open Access

This Open Access guide is a work in progress to help the Linfield Community share and use openly accessible resources.

If you have comments or questions, please contact Carol McCulley


Why Publish with Open Access?


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