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Open Access Publishing Partnerships

General Information

Why should I publish Open Access?

Open Access is the free, immediate online availability of scholarship, coupled with the rights to reuse these articles fully in the digital environment. Some benefits include:

  • Authors retain copyright of their works
  • Immediately share research results with the world
  • Accelerate scientific discovery
  • More visibility and discoverability
  • Higher citation counts

Open Access supports each of the basic mission areas of the land-grant mission of Purdue University: Learning, Discovery, and Engagement:

  • Learning: Open scholarship is available to all, and more likely to be used by educators. If teachers cannot access the works, they cannot teach those works.
  • Discovery: Open scholarship is immediately available--without embargoes and reader fees, allowing more rapid scientific discovery and innovation.
  • Engagement: Open scholarship is available to anyone, anywhere, free of reading charges. This allows greater opportunity for our partners to engage the results of our research, whether they be industry, government, military, non-profit, or commercial partners.