Benefits of OA

published by Lisa Hacker

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Reaches a wider audience
interdisciplinary collaboration
  Allows teachers and students access to the most relevant and up-to-date research  
Allows research to reach people outside of academia, such as health workers
More likely to be read worldwide 
Increases views and citations
Helps build reputation and research profile
Increases impact
Greater recognition for the university
Greater exposure for the journal
CC licenses allow articles to be re-used for teaching purposes
the benefits of
open acess

Complies with HEFCE and funder policy
Allows taxpayers access to research that they have helped to fund
CC licenses allow others to build on your research