Origins of Open Access
- 1. by the Budapest Open Access Initiative (February, 2002),
- 2. by the Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing (June, 2003),
- 3. by the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities(October, 2003).
What is Open Access?
- is information that is:
- Free to read
- It is a movement that needs to accelerates innovation and information accessible.
- Usually refers to open access publishing, especially to insightful correspondence in the academic and scholarly community.
- May be a response to the serials/scholarly communication crisis, which alludes to the framework where information is secured and whose costs continue ascending (as library and college spending plans stagnate or reduction) and colleges and libraries are compelled to pay for the making of the examination and in addition to get it back through subscriptions.
- Is about the commeasure of information and knowledge.
- Is carried out to a great extent through open access journals, subject particular and institutional repository, where research is presented online for anybody to access. These are indexed by Google and other search engines expanding perceivability and impact of the research.
What are the Advantages?
The advantages of open access are many:
- Greater visibility and higher citation rates for your research
- Opportunity for collaboration increases
- Easier access to information
- Takes favorable advantage of innovative technologies - text mining and the digital environment
- Encourages and empowers more noteworthy innovation
- Faster than traditional publishing
- Contributes to main goal education of propelling scientific knowledge
- Authors holds exploitation rights
- Long-term document accessibility