Open access

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. OA is entirely compatible with peer review, and all the major OA initiatives for scientific and scholarly literature insist on its importance.

    Read more about the three most important open access declarations at:

Past Open Access Week events

Open Access Explained

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Contact the Office of Scholarly Communication if you have questions on any of these areas or have further suggestions for development.