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Open Access, Scholarly Communication, and Copyright: Open Access

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What is Open Access?

Open access (OA) is the practice of providing free, unrestricted access to content via the internet, most commonly to scholarly journal articles.

OA removes price barriers between users and content and is compatible with peer review, copyright, preservation, and quality associated with conventional scholarly literature.

Want to learn more? Read Peter Suber's overview of open access.

Open Access Explained

UI Open Access Resources