Open access is the principle that the results of research, in the form of publications, should be freely available to anyone with access to the internet. The classic definition of open access is that of the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition (2001):
"By 'open access' to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself."
The UK Government is committed to opening access to published research after accepting the recommendations of the Finch Report (2012). Across the world, institutions and individuals involved in Open Access are encouraging and facilitating free access to research for everyone, to ensure that the products of research are not only available to members of institutions that can pay for journal and database subscriptions.
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