Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Open Access OA: publishing and self archiving.

The Open Access movement has tremendous potential to transform access to clinical and scientific research. BioMedCentral, PubMedCentral and e-publications@RCSI have all had an immediate and positive impact on access to publications.

Open Access Week, a global event now entering its sixth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

Open Access (OA) has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students, and members of the general public are supporting a move towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year. Open Access Week is a key opportunity for all members of the community to take action to keep this momentum moving forward.

More on Open Access Week

OA resources here

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