The case for open access

Repository managers are often looking for succinct summaries of the case for open access that they can use in their institutions. I recently came across this paper from Alma Swan which fits the bill: Open Access impact: A briefing paper for researchers, universities and funders. It addresses the following areas: global access, citation advantage, institutional benefits, knowledge transfer and economic impact.

Another useful paper from Fred Friend has also recently been released: The impact of Open Access outside European universities.

About Jackie Wickham
I am based at the Centre for Research Communications at the University of Nottingham. I work on the JISC funded Repositories Support Project which supports the development and growth of the UK repositories network.

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