Advantages of open access

What are the advantages of open access publication?

There are a number of advantages in making your thesis available:

  • Raising the visibility and reach of your research. This is particularly relevant to theses
  • Providing a stable and long term URL that you can use to promote your work to potential employers and grant providers
  • Ensuring long term preservation and access to your research
  • Satisfying the funding requirements of research bodies. For example RCUK expect a thesis to be available open access within 12 months of award. Contact the library if this is the case
  • Protecting against plagiarism by making a reference copy publicly available

Creative Commons License
Copyright and your thesis by Dr Jane Secker, LSE adapted by Marion Kelt, GCU is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.