What is OPEN ACCESS?
Open Access means free online access to scholarly articles and research. An Open Access article has limited copyright and licensing restrictions, may be read, downloaded, copied, or distributed. As with any scholarly resource, authors should be properly acknowledged and cited.
Why do we need it?
Open Access has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the abilitity to conduct research a cross available literature and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship.
High costs of published scholarly journals are a barrier to access and place a barrier between faculty research and their readers.
Resources at UC Berkeley:
Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII) subsidizes fees charged to authors who select open access or paid access publications.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) this directory lists many open access journals.
Scholarly Communication, UC Berkeley Library Collections, this website has many links to vast resources.
Three ways to make your article open access:
(visit website for details)
Submit your article to an open-access journal.
Publish in a hybrid open-access journal.
Deposit your article in open-access archives or repositories.
The Nobel Prize Winner, Saul Perlmutter's event in the Room 1 of Le Conte Hall on Tuesday, October 4th, developed into a wide-ranging discussion with many personal anecdotes and stories of the project, speakers included Richard Muller, Alex Filippenko, Dean Richards, Carl Pennypacker, and others.
Here is a link to the podcast: Nobel Event, October 4.
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