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Open Access

Open Access means that scientific publications are freely accessible online. This ensures that research results can be disseminated and received without restriction.

The results of publicly funded research should be freely available. With innovations in information technology and online publishing, open access has developed into the standard in scientific communication since the early 2000s.

What Are the Benefits of Open Access?

  • better visibility of results
  • higher citation rate
  • easier international knowledge transfer
  • more innovation through increased visibility of research results from distant disciplines

  • more transparency & efficiency in research
  • the public has access to the research it funds

How About the Reputation of Open Access Publications?

Research publications are subject to high scientific quality requirements. Depending on the discipline, these are ensured by different review procedures during the publication process. The careful selection of suitable publication organs is an important task for researchers.

How Does Open Access Publishing Work?

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