Essays on Open Access
The Open Access (OA) Movement seeks to ensure the immediate, free and unrestricted online access to digital scholarly material, notably research articles published in refereed journals. The essays below on Open Access, and the Open Access Movement, were written by journalist Richard Poynder.
These essays are published on the blog Open and Shut? In some cases, the full-text is available as a downloadable PDF file. They have been published under a Creative Commons licence. This licence permits you to copy and distribute the interviews as you wish, so long as you credit Richard Poynder as the author, do not alter or transform the text, and do not use the interviews for any commercial purpose.
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