Today is the world’s first Open Access Day . It aims at broadening awareness and understanding of OA. The approach is to make as many people as possible to blog today on the topic, possibly answering the following questions:
- Why does Open Access matter to you?
In my case, where pretty soon I’ll have no support from a large institution, Open Access means ability to do research. OA is a vital help to small or underfunded research groups.
- How did you first become aware of it?
Internal policy of my former employer required that all results should be published in OA journals. BTW, it didn’t change since then.
- Why should scientific and medical research be an open-access resource for the world?
Ability to do research and to innovate shouldn’t be inhibited by access to knowledge and data produced by publicly funded research institutions.
- What do you do to support Open Access, and what can others do?
I do publish in OA journals (four out of five publications I have so far are OA).
See more OA Day entries at FriendFeed Open Access Day room.