CBS' Open Access Policy:
In May 2019 a revised version of CBS' Open Access Policy was published.
The policy means that CBS researchers are committed to save the accepted manuscript of their articles for archiving in CBS' repository, and to read funders' Open Access requirements and follow them.
CBS Library is committed to assisting researchers with questions regarding Open Access, and to prepare and upload Open Access versions of articles to CBS’ institutional repository. In other words, we are ready to help you, and you are always welcome to contact us.
Read CBS' Open Access Policy here:
In short: Open Access refers to research publications that are online available for anyone without any cost.
You can make a publication available as Open Access in different ways. Read about the different types of Open Access here.
Benefits of Open Access
There are several benefits of making your publications available as Open Access, as reflected in the image.
Besides getting more exposure for your work, several studies show that Open Access articles receive higher citation rates. Not all studies agree on this, but by making your publications available as Open Access, you make it easier for researchers from all over the world to access and use your findings - and at least you are not preventing anyone from gaining access.
Besides that, there is an increasing focus on societal impact, and by making your publications available as Open Access, you are able to increase your societal impact by giving access to the public, to SMEs, and to researchers and students from all over the world, removing the paywall barriers.
The image “Open access in blue” is licenced under CC BY by Umeå University Library.