Humanitarian Evidence (76) Impact of restricted-access versus open-access (3) | HIFA.ORG
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"Remembering that "open access" (OA) means "unrestricted access to research literature published in online journals", we should consider what are the barriers to access. Here are some of them (not necessarily in order of priority):
-1. lack of online connection (no, or prohibitively expensive, or impractically slow, internet )
-2. bad format choices by the publisher (papers in Acrobat/pdf format rather than HTML)
-3. cost of online access to content (toll charges by the publisher)
-4. cost of placing papers in the journal (when the OA journal charges researchers for publication)"