Open Access Week

Open Access refers to free and open online access to research output, publications as well as research data. In open access journals all articles are immediately made available for everyone to read. Articles in journals without open access can only be read by those who can afford to pay the expensive subscription fees. If you want to take a crash course on Open Access, take 8 minutes of your time and look at this animated film that explains the background to Open Access and also lines up arguments to why Open Access is a good idea: