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Open Access

free access to scientific publications

What is Open Access?

"Open Access" refers to free access to scientific publications. Users are permitted to read, download, copy, distribute, print, link, index or use the work for other legally permitted purposes. [Budapest Open Access Initiative]

By granting free licenses, authors can grant further rights of use, e.g. for reproduction and distribution. Free availability is sought for scientific books and articles as well as for research data. Open Access publications are possible by the golden route (publication in an Open Access journal) of Open Access and by the green route (authors archive their manuscripts in institutional or specialist repositories) of Open Access. In addition, there are various other implementation options such as hybrid Open Access, delayed Open Access, etc.

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What's in it for me?

Openness is a win-win situation for the public, science and your career. What are you waiting for?

Darstellung der Vorteile von Open Access