Benefits of Open Access (OA)

Research findings funded with public money belong to the public. Everyone should be able to access them electronically and free of charge, and to make use of them if they so wish. The researchers themselves stand to benefit the most from open access: their results will be seen by more people. And they will have unrestricted access to the publications of their colleagues. This will be a big step forward for science. Industry and society will also benefit from gaining swift access to the latest scientific knowledge. (SNF)
Open Access articles get more citations
Source: McKiernanet al. 2016: Howopen sciencehelpsresearcherssucceed. eLife5, e16800,, CC-BY.