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Why Open Access?

Open Access is a benefit to all of us. Free and immediate access to research results benefits both the individual scientists and the scientific community as a whole. It accelerates academic exchange of information and experience and transfer of research results into practice.

Open Access is a benefit for ...

  • researchers and their institutions are in this way more visible with their research output.
  • users gain immediate and free of charge access to the research results.
  • faster communication of research results facilitates networking and contributes to advancement of (inter-)national and (trans-)disciplinary cooperation.

A detailed summary of arguments in favour open access publishing can be viewed at Informationsplattform open-access.net.