Research is accessible to all thanks to open access (OA) publishing. But how does it differ from traditional publishing? Pubrica experts shed light on the concept of open publishing and show how it assists scholars in their research pursuits.
|Process of open-access publishing||Traditional publishing|
|Research and prepare paper||Research and prepare paper|
|Submit article||Submit article|
|Publisher accepts article||Publisher accepts article|
|Peer review and revisions||Peer review and revisions|
|Revise and resubmit||Revise and resubmit|
|Share pre-print and post-print||Published in journal|
|Published in journal||Accessible online for a fee|
|Accessible online for free||Pay, subscribe, and read/download|
Here is a list of the various forms of practices.
Accessibility: available to all after being published and easier to find.
Innovation: fosters the spirit of innovation and enhances research endeavors.
Awareness: Authors are now in the limelight thanks to OA and repositories ensure transparency.
Influence: More citations mean more impact and OA papers are cited more than paid ones.
Reach: Research papers are delivered across a wide spectrum of scholarly and scientific academia.
In conclusion, OA has garnered lot of attention from the scholarly fraternity comprising funders, research institutes, universities, publishers, and researchers. Open access has certainly come of age.