Answered By: Reference and Research Desk
Last Updated: Jul 11, 2018     Views: 5

From our Open Access LibGuide:

  • Open Access (OA) is a publishing model that aims to increase access to the results of scholarly research.
  • OA provides free and unrestricted online availability to research articles and data.
  • OA materials are made available through OA journals and subject specific and institutional repositories.
  • Quality OA journals have the same peer review process as traditional journals.

For more information, check out the LibGuide linked above, drop by the Research Help desk, email research@smu.ca, or call 902-420-5544.