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Scholarly Communication: Open Access

A guide to issues in scholarly communications, including publishing, open access, copyright, author rights, and digital archiving

Defining Open Access

Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.

- Peter Suber, Director, Harvard Open Access Project

What is Open Access?


This guide was modified from a guide created by Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Scholarly Communications Librarian at Illinois Wesleyan University.

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