Open access: six myths to put to rest

Peter Suber,, Oct 24, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Peter Suber dispels six myths about open access:

  1. The only way to provide open access to peer-reviewed journal articles is to publish in open access journals
  2. All or most open access journals charge publication fees
  3. Most author-side fees are paid by the authors themselves
  4. Publishing in a conventional journal closes the door on making the same work open access
  5. Open access journals are intrinsically low in quality
  6. Open access mandates infringe academic freedom


Again, these are myhts. None of them is true.



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