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Open Access: Introduction

What Is Open Access?

Open access (OA) is an ideal in which peer reviewed scholarly work is freely accessible, shareable, and available for machine analysis or text mining. In practice, OA consists of different standards and practices that allow scholarly work to be freely distributed and shared. As with all forms of open scholarship, the belief is that the rapid, seamless, and widespread sharing of scholarly output will foster greater creativity while providing more transparency and instilling more trust in research.

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