Open Access, a book by Peter Suber

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In June of 2012, MIT press released a new book by Peter Suber, simply titled "Open Access. " The internet lets us share our work with a worldwide audience at virtually no cost. We take fullest advantage of this revolutionary opportunity when we make our work open access: digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Open access is made possible by the internet and copyright-holder consent, and many authors, musicians, filmmakers, and other creators who depend on royalties are understandably unwilling to give their consent. But for 350 years, scholars have written peer-reviewed journal articles for impact, not for money, and are free to consent to open access without losing revenue.

In "Open Access," Peter Suber provides a concise introduction that explains what open access is and isn't, how it benefits authors and readers of research, how we pay for it, how it avoids copyright problems, how it has moved from the periphery to the mainstream, and what its future may hold.

Click here to learn more about Peter Suber's book, Open Access.