"Diagram illustrating the benefits of open access" by Danny Kingsley and Sarah Brown via Australiasian Open Access Strategy Group is licensed under CC BY 3.0
Authors will give away copyright by publishing open access - FALSE!
Publishing open access does not require authors to give away copyright. Authors or the publisher can retain copyright while publishing open access by using a Creative Commons Attribution License to publish their article. Creative Commons Attribution Licenses allow authors or publishers to retain copyright while allowing others to distribute, adapt, and build upon the original work.
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Articles will not have an impact factor by publishing open access - FALSE!
Open access journals are just like other journals, in that the impact factor varies by journal. New journals (two years or younger) will not have an impact factor, but all other journals, open or not, will have an impact factor.
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Open access journals are not prestigious or reputable - FALSE!
Open access journals are just like subscription journals, in that the quality of open access journals varies widely by journal.
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