Open access publication is growing in importance

Lawrence, Dana J.
September 2005
Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association;Sep2005, Vol. 49 Issue 3, p141
Academic Journal
The article discusses the importance of open access publication. "Open access" is a means to provide access to the scientific literature to anyone with a computer and an Internet connection, at no charge to the user. Thus, anyone may access the information, which is stored in a central digital repository and use that material for scholarship, teaching or personal investigation. "Open access" is simply a different business model for publication. Using open access, anyone with a modicum of search skills can find and use one's work, and need not go through a passcode-protected gateway to do so. Thus, dissemination is maximized to the widest audience.


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