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Open Access

What is Open Access?

"Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions" (Suber, 2012).

Open Access is a growing worldwide movement, focused on academic research and data. Universities and research institutions provide open access to their research via repositories.

Open access in New Zealand: wiki about OA in New Zealand

Australasian Open Access Strategy Group: (AOASG) supported by New Zealand and Australian Institutions with a commitment to OA.

Open Access Week 2020: recorded sessions of the 2020 online events organised by AOASG.

The Fair Open Access Principles: research outputs that are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable .

Benefits of Open Access

  • Reaches a larger and more diverse audience, including disadvantaged communities
  • Provides faster access to research 
  • Increases the visibility and findability of research
  • Increases the impact of research, including rates of citation