The Open Access Debate

Open Access (OA) means that any individual user, anywhere, who has access to the World Wide Web, may link, read, download, store, print-off, use, and data-mine the digital content of that article, which usually has limited copyright and licensing restrictions. (See definition in Wikipedia).

BioMedES runs courses on Open Access which provide an introduction to help those who want to get an overview of what it is and find out more about how they can access and use OA.

The Directory of Open Access Journals is a service that provides access to quality controlled Open Access Journals. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use an appropriate quality control system, and it will not be limited to particular languages or subject areas. The aim of the Directory is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.