While open access (OA) research avoids any type of restriction such as paywalls and political matters, it is still problematic for numerous students and scientists to reach scientific resources in many developing countries. Global access to OA publications spreads knowledge which provides a platform that can be built upon. The positive influence of OA availability presents a significant acceleration to scientific enquiry worldwide. This article introduces the advantages for each affected group including: students, residents of developing countries, engineering and medical researchers, authors and publishers, as well as entrepreneurs. Additionally, the impact of OA research on higher visibility and citation in various fields of science is discussed.
|Title of host publication||The Global Benefits of Open Research|
|Place of Publication||Basel, Switzerland|
|Publisher||MDPI Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute|
|Number of pages||120|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Nov 2018|