Answered By: Corrie Bott
Last Updated: Jun 23, 2015     Views: 19

According to Peter Suber, author of, "A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access:"

"Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder. OA is entirely compatible with peer review, and all the major OA initiatives for scientific and scholarly literature insist on its importance. Just as authors of journal articles donate their labor, so do most journal editors and referees participating in peer review."

(Source: http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/brief.htm)

Please visit the link below for information on Open Access & Author's rights, plus CLU faculty open access publications and much more. 

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