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Open access: six myths to put to rest

Here, for the sixth global Open Access Week, are the six most common and harmful misunderstandings about open access according to Peter Suber:

1) The only way to provide open access to peer-reviewed journal articles is to publish in open access journals
2) All or most open access journals charge publication fees
3) Most author-side fees are paid by the authors themselves
4) Publishing in a conventional journal closes the door on making the same work open access
5) Open access journals are intrinsically low in quality
6) Open access mandates infringe academic freedom

Click here for responses to each of these myths taken from an article published in the Guardian.


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