Open Access (OA) is the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need.
The basic idea of OA is simple: Make research literature and outputs available online without price barriers and without most permission barriers.
It accelerates discovery and impact, while creating a more equitable system of knowledge that is open to all.
Broader visibility and impact: Open Access means open to anyone, anywhere to read, share and reuse. That means connecting with interdisciplinary researchers in other fields as well as peers in your community.
Accelerated discovery: With Open Access, your work is immediately available and globally discoverable. When researchers can read and build on the findings of others without restriction, science advances faster.
Public enrichment: Open Access allows everyone to benefit from your advancements by providing teachers, students, funders, and policymakers equal access to the latest research findings throughout the world
Share in an OA repository
Green Open Access approach: publish your work in an academic journal, then self-archive an Open Access copy of your article in a suitable repository.
Publish OA with a publisher
Gold Open Access approach: publish directly your article in an Open Access journal (or a ‘hybrid’ journal with an OA option) or publish an Open Access Book.
Endorsed Open Science initiatives
The EUI Library endorses and supports several initiatives that contribute to the global Open Access and Open Science agenda and help EUI academics in their research endeavors.
Open Access tools and services
Several tools and services are available to the community to both discover Open Access content and support an approach to Open Access publishing.
Page last updated on 04 May 2021