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Open Access: Myths & Misunderstandings

Dispelling OA Myths

  Is it true that Open Access means an article is not copyrighted?

  Is it true that Open Access articles and journals are not peer-reviewed?

  Is it true that Open Access journals are built on a premise that they are “free”?

  Is it true that Research is already openly available enough?

  Is it true that Open Access will inevitably harm scholarly societies?

  Is it true that Open Access journals have lower impact factors?

Adapted from Dispelling Myths about Open Access from the MIT Libraries.