Why I support Open Access

Xuan, Ng Da (2020) Why I support Open Access. James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia. (Unpublished)

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I would like to see all scholars enjoy open access to all research information, regardless of their educational background, affiliation, nationality, or financial status.

People working for the betterment of humanity should be supported with resources, and not discriminated against.

I would like to see all children who are curious about science, arts, humanities, and engineering, be able to choose to learn from freely available peer-reviewed journal articles, and not just from social media posts.

I would like to see open access in research will not only be made free for readers, but also free for researchers who are publishing their research, so that the funds that are not used for publishing, can be allocated to research training, education, & research infrastructure.

I would like to see all scholars support open access in research, as knowledge kept within paid walls serves only a selected few, while open access knowledge serves many.

Item ID: 64991
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A Highly Commended entry in the inaugural HDR Open Access Advocate competition, 2020.

Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2020 04:56
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160511 Research, Science and Technology Policy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930503 Resourcing of Education and Training Systems @ 100%
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