Why Open Access?
Enable access to scientific knowledge
Public funding aims to make scientific knowledge as widely accessible to the public as possible. However, scientific journals are becoming more expensive every year (8% per year on average!). For those with limited budgets it is difficult to gain access to scientific literature and Open Access enables a solution.
Requirements of funding agencies
Most research funders now have policies in place that require grant holders to make any resulting publications Open Access. Open Access requirements differ among funders, view the webpage of Lib4RI for more information: https://www.lib4ri.ch/services/open-access/research-funders-und-open-access.html#/?slide=European-Commission-Horizon-2020