Free and immediate online access to academic literature is vital if people are to be able to make the best evidence-based decisions. This open access is a principle of RealKM Magazine, as we discuss in our editorial guidelines. However, a large proportion of academic literature remains behind paywalls.
International Open Access Week, now in its eighth year, has the aim of helping open access to become the “new norm in scholarship and research”.
However, the push for open access is being resisted, and the battle is far from over.
Source: The Conversation.