The term Open Access (OA) was introduced collectively by:
Their common ground is referred as the 'BBB' definition, which defines Open Access to peer-reviewed research literature as-
'Freely available literatures on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download or copy and use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.'
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Open Access methodology enables easy access to any published literature through electronic copies for all the scientists around the world. The full text of Open Access publications can be freely read over the public internet, as the publishing is funded through means other than subscriptions.
Open Access for the scholarly publications has opened a new avenue in the field of learning and experience. It helps the authors of scholarly journal articles write to create an impact and attract wider audience.
Open Access is a medium to provide an opportunity for the improvement of scientific quality assurance by not only being fully compatible with traditional peer review, but also enabling public, collaborative or community peer review.
Open Access allows interactive discussions and reviews by being open to all interested members of the scientific community and the public. Open Access also gives reviewers unlimited access to relevant publications across different scientific disciplines thus, facilitating quality improvement of scientific publications.
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