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Benefits of open access

Making your research publications and/or data openly available provides numerous benefits to different groups of people.

Researchers

Practitioners

  • Professionals working in education and health, who often don’t have access to the latest research, can benefit from having access to the latest findings in their field

The public

  • The public can access your findings, encouraging informal learning and citizen science
  • Taxpayers get value for money from research funding

Industry

  • Making your research openly available could stimulate collaboration with industry, where access to subscription journals are not common.