BENEFITS OF OPEN ACCESS FOR UK BENEFITS OF OPEN ACCESS FOR UK

Researchers

  • Increases readers’ ability to find use relevant literature
  • Increases the visibility, readership and impact of author’s works
  • Creates new avenues for discovery in digital environment
  • Enhances interdisciplinary research
  • Accelerates the pace of research, discovery and innovation
  • Watch Professor Tracey Chapman's presentation on the 'Benefits of Open Research' from a researcher's perspective, given during International Open Access Week 2018.

Businesses

  • Access to cutting-edge research encourages innovation
  • Stimulates new ideas, new services, new products
  • Creates new opportunities for job creation

Public

  • Provides access to previously unavailable materials relating to health, energy, environment, and other areas of broad interest
  • Creates better educated populace
  • Encourages support of scientific enterprise and engagement in citizen science
  • Watch the documentary 'Paywall: The Business of Scholarship' (CC BY 4.0) to gain a a broader picture on the need for open access to research and science.

Research Funders

  • Leverages return on research investment
  • Creates tool to manage research portfolio
  • Avoids funding duplicative research
  • Creates transparency
  • Encourages greater interaction with results of funded research

Material used under CC-BY licence: http://www.sparc.arl.org/resources/open-access/why-oa