Benefits of Open Access

Benefits of Open Access
Open Access makes knowledge available to all, without the barrier of affordability and without restrictions on using it to inform and develop related areas of research:

  • Open Access enables unrestricted use of knowledge for teaching, conference presentations and lectures.
  • Open Access offers authors enhanced visibility and offers the potential for greater usage of their work and higher impact.
  • Open Access brings new audiences to scholarly content, helping expand readership.
  • Open access reduces the pressure on library budgets for purchasing books and journals and enables librarians to devote more time to connecting their users with high quality content.
  • Open Access makes knowledge available to all, without the barrier of affordability.
  • Rapid publication A streamlined and easy to use online submission and production process enables quick review, approval and publication.
  • Open access publications can comply with open access mandates from funding sources or academic institutions in the fastest and easiest way.

Open Access and Article Processing Charge
The internet allows us to distribute knowledge more widely, more efficiency and at a lower cost than was previously possible. However, publishing still has costs that need to be covered – such as proof reading, copyediting, digital presentation and preservation, promotion and dissemination of your work. With Open Access, authors (or their institutions or funders) pay an Article Processing Charge to cover these costs, ensuring their work is properly evaluated for quality and made easy to find, download and read.