In the face of COVID-19, many publishers are opening up access to some of their content. However, studies show that this still only represents a small percentage of the world’s research.
Making your work open can have a number of advantages:
1) Anyone can access your research, anywhere in the world
2) Open access papers are cited more*
3) You will fulfill funding-agency open access requirements
How do I make my work open?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your list of publications/CV. We will check which of your publications can be made open and how (yes, this includes articles that have already been published!). Read about one McGill researcher’s experience with making their work openvia eScholarship, McGill’s open access repository.
Have more questions about open access?
*See a list of studies up to 2015 about the open access citation advantage. See also this 2019 article.