Research Guides

Open Access

OA Rationale

OA publishing allows work to be widely discovered, freely read, and frequently cited. OA is fully compatible with peer review; though some OA journals are not peer reviewed.

OA may reduce library costs by eliminating excessive subscription fees to boost publisher profit margins, but OA is not free (costs to run peer review, editing, distribution must be covered).  

Following are a few articles that advocate for Open Access.  See the Further Reading section for others.

Which Side Are You On?

OA Repositories & Publishers in the News