Open access – Shared Science Publishers
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The emergence of the World Wide Web and its global access has fundamentally changed the way information in general and research literature in particular can be exchanged. In contrast to print publishing – where providing a given content involves a production expense for every reader – online publishing allows the deposition of a single copy that can be accessed worldwide. This potential coupled to the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license allows the feasibility of Open Access, the unrestricted access and reuse of published material. Under the CC BY, authors agree to make their work legally available for reuse with no permissions required or fees raised as long as the author and original source are appropriately cited.