Publications and Research


Open Access

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Spring 2014


This article describes some problems with the traditional system of scholarly journal publishing and explains how scholars can make their works open access, or freely available online. It also discusses some of the benefits of open access, as well as some of the challenges to achieving widespread openness.


This work was originally published in Contexts: Understanding People In Their Social Worlds, available at doi:10.1177/1536504214533489



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