UNESCO defines materials as open access (OA) if they have the following qualifications:
For you as an author:
Contributing OA works to repositories like our institutional repository ScholarWorks, is also an important way to meet grant funding requirements that
From a global perspective:
Open Access (OA) has the potential to shift the academic publishing world by creating a more equitable way to share and access scholarly work at no cost. OA presents many advantages to the global academic community:
For more benefits of OA publishing, visit the links below:
The Directory of Open Access Journals and Ulrich's Periodical Directory are two helpful resources for locating OA journals for your publications. If you are not finding what you need there, please consult with Michaela Keating- firstname.lastname@example.org
While predatory publishing can be a concern for those looking to publish OA, there are many resources available to help you evaluate journals and publishers. The resources linked below can help you determine if a journal of interest is suitable for your research:
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