Open Access

Open access (OA) can be defined as unrestricted access to peer-reviewed scholarly research information. Moreover, Open Access allows for maximum visibility, uptake and use of the published material. The open access publishing model provides immediate, worldwide, barrier- free access of research articles to the global scientific world. Readers/ academicians are allowed to copy, reuse, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship.

Through Open Access publication process, scientists/ researchers can avoid subscription fees and licensing restrictions to access free scholarly literature. Since Open Access publishing allows the permanent restoration of scientific data through digital copies, other than the constraint of Internet access, scientists around the world can freely share information and collaborate to enhance the growth of science.

Benefits of Open Access Research

  1. Promoted 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.