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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 focusses on academic research and data. 


The future is open: Establishing wider open access for research publications in Aotearoa New Zealand, by Thomas Saunders, intern in the Office of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor.

Open Access Australasia (OAA): advocates for and supports practical OA initiatives in Australia and New Zealand.

Open Access Week 2022: Open for climate justice. Recorded sessions by OAA.

Open Access Week 2021: It matters how we open knowledge: Building structural equity. Recorded sessions by OAA.

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