Open access (OA) is a revolutionary way of providing access to the scholarly journal literature made possible by the Internet. Researchers can make their work open access by one of two ways; by depositing an open access copy of their published work in a repository or by publishing in a journal that makes the work open access. This can be done in two ways:
Full OA, which means that all of its articles are available online.
Hybrid open access, refers to subscription journals with open access to individual articles usually when a fee is paid to the publisher or journal by the author, the author's organization, or the research funder.
The term "open access" itself was first formulated in three public statements in the 2000s: the Budapest Open Access Initiative (February 2002), the Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing (June 2003), and the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities (October 2003), and the initial concept of open access refers to an unrestricted online access to scholarly research primarily intended for scholarly journal articles.
1. Convenient submission
2. Rapid publication
3. Lower publishing costs
4. Could carry or transit large volumes of data
5. Convenient to retrieve
6. Higher availablity and visibility
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1. Wider visibility of the research article
2. Increased citation impact or usage of the paper
3. Increased chances of your work being used to fuel someone else’s research
4. Peer review ensures that you get great feedback and can polish your manuscript
5. Complete copyright over material that you submit 。
6. The community ensures that your copyright over your content is upheld
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3. Kirsop, Barbara, and Leslie Chan. (2005) Transforming access to research literature for developing countries. Serials Reviews, 31(4): 246–255.
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