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What is Open Access?

Open Access is the principle that all research should be freely accessible online, immediately after publication. Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the copyright-holder.

Why does Open Access matter?

Open Access encourages the unrestricted sharing of research results with everyone, everywhere, for the advancement of knowledge and benefit to society.

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