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About Open Access

What is Open Access?
    Open Access is the quick, online, costless availability of research outputs without restrictions on use commonly imposed by publisher right of publication agreements. Open Access includes the outputs that scholars normally give away for costless for publication; it includes peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers and datasets of various kinds and that electronic scholarly articles are available freely at the point of use. Open access deals with free access to and reuse of scholarly works. To date, it has primarily been concerned with scholarly journal articles. Open Access is the “free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need”.
Benefits for Open Access :
    Open Access benefits researchers, institutions, nations and society as a whole. For researchers, it brings increased visibility, usage and impact for their work. Institutions enjoy the same benefits in aggregated form. There is growing evidence to show that countries also benefit because Open Access increases the impact of the research in which they invest public money and therefore there is a better return on investment.