Open Access means that information is:
Work can be made available open access in several ways. An author can:
Authors can also negotiate with journal publishers using an author copyright addendum to try to retain more rights to make their work openly accessible through self-archiving,
In addition to giving researchers increased access to information, and making a researcher's own work more accessible, many funding bodies, such as the National Institutions of Health (NIH), require that the works produced using their funds be made accessible to the public. Jefferson libraries provide researchers support with NIH public access policy compliance.
Learn more about Open Access by watching this brief video, or exploring the association websites listed below.
Below are links to two of the major advocacy groups that support the open access movement.