OAWeek: The best reasons to publish in open access


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Do you want as many people as possible to read your research?

Do you want it to be accessible not just by academics, but also by journalists, policy makers and the general public?

Open access (OA) publishing is the best way to ensure that your important research reaches as many readers as possible.

Strong evidence shows that publishing in open access formats increases citation rates by around 50% open access has also been shown to increase the longevity of an article’s relevance, as well as significantly increasing mentions in social media.

An increasing number of traditional journals now give permissions to publish in OA publications. You can check publisher’s position in Sherpa RoMEO database of publisher copyright policies.

Need more information or support? Please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian.