Open Access or Effective Research Communication? – PRIO Blogs
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Research communication can only succeed when targeting specific audiences in a dedicated manner. That is, when research is communicated in ways that are intelligible to and of use for specific audiences, with particular roles, and in real empirical contexts. In fact, the path from research to benefit for society goes via effective communication. But is making your research paper open access equal to providing access to your research insights to relevant stakeholders? Clearly, these two important goals – open access and effective research communication – should not be seen as an either-or trade-off. Yet, effective research communication demands resources. As does open science, whether the curation of data for open access, or in different ways achieving open access publication.