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"Open Access also offers opportunities for UBC to fulfill its mission of creating and preserving knowledge in a way that opens disciplinary boundaries and facilitates sharing knowledge more freely with the world." - -UBC Position Statement on Open Access.


What is It?

According to Peter Suber, open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder.

There are two primary vehicles for delivering OA to research articles: OA journals and OA archives or repositories.


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Finding Open Access Journals and Books

UBC Resources

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