Expanding access to published research: open access and self-archiving

Allyson Mower, Mary E Youngkin
Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society 2008, 28 (1): 69-71
Academic libraries traditionally provide access to the life science journal literature for their respective institutions by purchasing annual subscriptions to journals. However, with skyrocketing subscription prices and decreased or flattened library budgets, fewer journals are being purchased. This trend results in diminished access to the literature for members of that institution. Open access and self-archiving are possible solutions to this crisis.

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