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Open Access

Learn about Open Access and how to make your scholarship freely available.

What is Open Access?

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) defines Open Access as "free, immediate, online availability of research articles, coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment." Open Access is an important element in sharing the worlds knowledge with anyone who wants to access it. 

Benefits of Open Access

Open Access Infographic

Get Involved: Open Access Advocacy