Increases readers’ ability to find and use relevant literature
Increases the visibility, readership and impact of authors' works
Creates new avenues for discovery in the digital environment
Enhances interdisciplinary research
Accelerates the pace of research, discovery and innovation
Why Open Access Publishing?
Benefits for the Public
Greater access to research outputs without the often prohibitive costs associated with traditional publishing.
Greater access to academic research findings for those researchers, academic and professional, who work outside academia (or in smaller institutions) who would not otherwise have straightforward access to those findings.
Ensures that those who actually provide the money for publicly-funded research (i.e. tax-payers) have access to the outputs they have funded.