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Open Access: Impact of Open Access

This guide is intended to provide advice on open access to researchers

Open Access

Has Open Access had a positive impact on your publication or research?

The Open Research Team would love to hear if you or your colleagues have experienced a positive impact on your publication or research as a direct result of it being open access. 

Your publication
Perhaps you have noticed that your paper has had a higher number of downloads?
Has your research been downloaded or shared within countries or institutions for the first time?
Maybe you have received offers of collaboration from previously unknown colleagues?

Your research
Have you been able to access papers that would normally be behind a paywall and therefore unavailable to you?

Please share your thoughts with us in the open access feedback box at the bottom of this page.

Impact of Open Access

Impact of Open Access

Open Access has proven to be very useful for my publication. A number of people have already contacted me about the paper, our work is reaching many people around the world!” Dr Andriana Margariti, Centre for Experimental Medicine.

"As an early career researcher Open Access has proved invaluable given the reads and citations". Dr Gavin Duffy, School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work.

"I was able to download two chapters authored by colleagues and extremely relevant to my work - this wouldn't have been possible if they had been behind a paywall and not open access". Dr Gosia Swadzba-Kwasny, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. 

"Open Access has enabled my paper to be viewed many more times than papers that appeared at the same time but weren't OA. Open Access has also had a very positive impact on our paper's altmetric score." Dr Aidan Feeney, School of Psychology.

Open Access Feedback