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Recognizing Information Privilege: What is Open Access?

Part of the Research Starters for Undergraduate Students

Open Access

"Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles combined with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open Access is the needed modern update for the communication of research that fully utilizes the Internet for what it was originally built to do—accelerate research" ("Open Access", SPARC)

UC Open Access Policy Explained