Open access has gained tremendous support from both authors, who appreciate the increased visibility of their work, as well as science institutions and funders, who value the societal impact of freely available research results.
Free availability thanks to unrestricted online accessOpen access publications are freely available online to anyone, which maximizes the visibility, and thus the uptake and use of the work published.
Authors retain copyrightThe use of a Creative Commons License enables authors/editors to retain copyright to their work. Publications can be reused and redistributed as long as the original author is correctly attributed.
Rapid publicationA streamlined and easy to use online submission and production process enables quick review, approval and publication.
No space constraintsPublishing online means unlimited space for supplementary material including figures, extensive data and video footage.
Citation tracking and inclusion in bibliographic databasesOpen access journals are tracked for impact factors and are deposited into bibliographic databases and institutional repositories without any embargo period just as traditional journals
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