Answered By: Bri
Last Updated: Sep 28, 2023     Views: 5

Why is Open Access important?

Open Access (OA) makes it possible for more people inside and outside of the academic community to view, cite, and contribute to research. OA allows for interdisciplinary collaboration, community engagement, and accelerated research for a global audience for free. This allows for further innovation in research as it can reach new readers such as policymakers, media, educators, and practitioners. OA can increase the impact, engagement, and value of research. 

For more information, check out the Library's web page on Open Access