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Open Access

Discover open access materials, which are freely available to all!

What is Open Access?

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


  • Open access refers to "access" to resources and not a business model, license or type of content.
  • It is not free to publish or produce and is not synonymous with universal access.
  • It is compatible with peer review, high quality publishing, indexing and other features normally associated with traditional subscription access models.
  • Copyright law still applies to open access resources.

Peter Suber, Director of Harvard Office of Scholarly Communication and Director of Harvard Open Access Project