open access


A solution for the growth of the science community and technological innovations, Open Access usually abbreviated as 'OA'. The idea was to share the contents in a published paper or a compendium with people from all phases such that they can access, reuse, and borrow the contents for private use.

This step would help the science community to liberally use the information and knowledge within a journal to fuel the self-generated idea. The sole aim revolves around the growth and spring of science, which ensures advancement at a much faster pace.

The conventional trend restricts the exploration and innovations significantly. A group of researchers or a scientist would dedicate the time and knowledge for the completion a study which contains a lot of information that can aid further study.

But the problem is that most probably the paper would be published in an institution, journal or an organization's publication that funds the research. In order to access the journal at a later point in time, one must pay a hefty sum or even has to take a membership in the community. This trend de-promotes the right for information policy.

GSR paves a new path and set a moral by using the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license that enables the organization to work unrestrictedly over the journals they publish. This license would grease the GSR journals to be accessed from any part of the world with any restrictions, reuse them, borrow the information and data from the journal, make them reference for other studies etc.

So the Uploader is lawfully agreeing to terms of OA when submitting the journals on GSR. The legal validity of OA instructs the re-user to properly use the situation such that any reference regarding the original study must be reverted back to the actual researcher or author, who worked on the journal.

Benefits of Open Access Research

  1. Prompted faster pace in scientific and technological advancement and discoveries. With open access, a researcher can get uninterrupted access to support data that might help built a better and stronger foundation.
  2. Uphold RTI (right to information): Most of the researche's are funded by the government using the money from the treasury that is being collected from the individual citizen as a tax. So a taxpayer has legal rights to know how their money has been utilized and can access the research so funded.
  3. OA can ensure the flow of knowledge from highest to the lowest level of the educational sector. Thus a journal can act as a conduit between researchers and young growing talents which could create an innovation in their mind. Even schools and colleges can use OA to educate their students and bring out ideas.