Benefits of open access
Making your research publications and/or data openly available provides numerous benefits to different groups of people.
- More exposure for your work
- Higher citation rates – studies have shown that open access papers are more likely to be cited
- Researchers in developing countries can see your work
- Meets the requirements of your research funder(s)
- 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 can access your findings, encouraging informal learning and citizen science
- Taxpayers get value for money from research funding
- Making your research openly available could stimulate collaboration with industry, where access to subscription journals are not common.