The benefits of Open Access Publishing for students in higher education

The benefits of Open Access Publishing for students in higher education (video):

Most students in higher education have some experience with Open Access when doing their deskresearch. They appreciate the free access of scholar publications on the World Wide Web.
But students in higher education also develop their competences as junior researchers and publishers. Can Open Access Publishing help them to get some reputation in the international academic society? And how appreciate they the readers’ feedback on papers published on the internet?
The Millennium Generation has grown up with free accessible information. They are supposed to embrace the idea of Open Access Publishing. However, students also may be anxious for publishing (preprints of) their papers, for instance for copyright reasons. It seems that good communication about the possibilities of Open Access Publishing by their educators (tutors, professors and librarians!) is very important. Peter Becker and Jos van Helvoort, professors teaching Library and Information Science in the Netherlands, would appreciate to discuss these topics with an international public.

Hat-tip and commentary: Peter Suber

One response to “The benefits of Open Access Publishing for students in higher education

  1. Hi!
    Good article about benefits of open access.I will be free to say something about it.
    The open access, open source software, and open standards concepts have been garnering increased attention in the field of librarianship and elsewhere. These concepts and their benefits and importance to libraries are examined. Benefits include lower costs, greater accessibility, and better prospects for long-term preservation of scholarly works.
    Open access to scholarly information has been a hot topic for debate among librarians, scholars, and publishers over the last few years.
    The growth of the open access movement is partially in response to the enormous costs of many scholarly journals.
    One of the great benefits to open access is that libraries in smaller institutions or in economically disadvantaged areas around the world can have greater access to these scholarly resources.
    Open access helps to ensure long-term access to scholarly articles. Unlike articles that are licensed in traditional article databases, libraries and others can create local copies and repositories of these resources.
    Libraries, by working together to make repositories of open access literature, can ensure continued access to these scholarly publications into the distant future.
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