Open access is the immediate online availability of information, with no limits on reuse, re-purposing or sharing.
By giving people free unrestricted access to information regardless of their financial situation, the open access movement is fundamentally changing the way we teach, learn, conduct and share research.
Why does it matter?
When research is freely and immediately available, it is easier to find information that helps us innovate, discover and make scientific breakthroughs.
Sharing knowledge is good for all of us, and that’s why open access is so important.