Impact of Open Access: Briefing Papers

A couple of briefing papers recently came across my desk, both on the impact of open access. Alma Swan, in Open Access impact: A Briefing Paper for Researchers, universities and funders, summarises the academic impact, impact for universities, and economic impact of open access, and includes sections on visibility, usage, citation impact, competitive profile, and knowledge transfer.

While Frederick Friend, in The Impact of Open Access outside European Universities, describes the current and potential impact and benefits of open access for teaching and learning, small and medium sized enterprises, individual taxpayers, and emerging and developing economies,  and concludes with a section on yet to be realised impact.

Have a read and definitely pass on to those who could learn more about the impact and benefits of open access.

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About Willow Fuchs
Willow is based at the Centre for Research Communications at the University of Nottingham, where she works as an Open Access Adviser on the NECOBELAC and OpenAIRE projects. She has previously worked on the JISC funded Repositories Support Project and JISC funded Research Communications Strategy project.

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