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Scholarly Communications at Mount Sinai: What is Open Access?

Information for the Mount Sinai community on issues related to scholarly communications, including author rights and copyright, research evaluation, open access, and NIH publication support

Unrestricted Access to Scholarly Output

What is Open Access?  "Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles, coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment." - SPARC

Benefits of Open Access

  • Widest possible audience for your research:  maximize your impact
  • Author Rights:  retain the rights to reuse and distribute your research.
  • Unrestricted access benefits everyone:  no paywalls to scholarly research
  • Accelerates the rate of scientific discovery

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