What are the benefits of open access? TIB study confirms advantages and dispels reservations

« Open access – free access to scholarly publications – offers many advantages. As surveys show, however, some researchers still have reservations. In the past decade, numerous empirical studies have been published providing substantiated results on the hopes and concerns regarding open access.
The study entitled “Wirkungen von Open Access. Literaturstudie über empirische Arbeiten 2010–2021” (The effects of open access. A literature review of empirical studies 2010–2021), conducted by TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), now provides a comprehensive overview of empirical study results on the effects of open access. (…) »

source > tib.eu, 27 avril 2022