Ten Reasons for Open Access
Research institutions are increasingly adopting mandates that encourage or require researchers to make their research findings freely and publicly accessible.
Among the measures to establish open access, open access policies are a much-used instrument, especially at the level of higher education institutions and non-university research institutions. Specifically, open access policies pursue the following objectives:
Activities and measures in the area of open access are increasingly embedded in the broader open science context. The source text first provides an overview of the main players in the research landscape and their guidelines. This is followed by concrete suggestions for drafting institutional open access policies.
Some research funding agencies are now requiring that authors provide open access to the peer-reviewed articles that report the results of their funded research.
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