1. Open Access, Netherlands. What is open access?
Excerpt: Open access is a broad international academic movement that seeks free and open online access to academic information, such as publications and data.
2. PLOS. Why Open Access Matters
Excerpt: Most publishers own the rights to the articles in their journals. Anyone who wants to read the articles must pay to access them. Paying for access to journals makes sense in the world of print publishing, where providing articles to each reader requires the production of physical copies of articles, but in the online world, with distribution as wide as the internet’s reach, it makes much less sense.