Advantages of Open Access

Open Access wants to contribute to an open knowledge and information society enabling everybody to equally participate in scientific progress.

Besides this mission, there are a few very functional advantages in publishing open access:

Authors’ Benefits:

  • Improved visibility because of the unrestricted accessibility of digital publications
  • Broad retrieval options for search engines and indexing systems
  • Heightened awareness of a publication in academe and among practitioners
  • Better reception leading to increasing impact
  • Shorter publication process for digital publications in comparison to print publications
  • Rights of use and exploitation remain with the author

Advantages for Research and Teaching:

  • Unrestricted and cost free access to current research
  • Legally secure secondary use of content
  • Shorter research procedures
  • Encouragement of national and interdisciplinary collaboration
Responsible for the content: