Open Access (OA) publishing refers to the practice of making research outputs freely available on the internet, with no license restrictions. Open Access publications are available for anyone to read, rather than being available only to subscribers.
By making your work Open Access, you can maximise its impact by reaching a much wider audience. Several studies have even found that Open Access publication receive more citations than those published in traditional, subscription journals.
Open Access publications are subject to the same peer-review processes as those published in subscription venues, and comply with all of the same publishing standards.
There are several ways to make your work Open Access, and you can read more about your options in our Open Access guide.