Open Access

Open Access is an alternative to the traditional licensing model and creates free access to scientific information. In practical terms, it means publishing scientific articles freely accessible on the internet instead of paying a publisher.

What Are the Benefits of Open Access?

  • short publication channels
  • low costs
  • better visibility of results
  • easier international knowledge transfer
  • more transparency & efficiency in research
  • the public has access to the research it funds

Are Open Access Publications Less Reputable?

Open Access does not mean self-publishing or bypassing the peer review process. It is true that there are providers who will publish pretty much any text. But recognised OA journals check quality just as traditional publishers do. As a researcher, it is up to you to find a suitable journal for your paper.

How Does Open Access Publishing Work?