Self-archiving for open access in ecology and evolutionary biology
What is it about?
Open access to academic research is important because it ensures that the general public and other groups who do not have expensive journal subscriptions can remain informed on important topics. One way to achieve this open access is for authors to upload early versions of their articles to the web (called "self-archiving"). These versions offer an alternative method of access for those without subscriptions to the journals. In this paper, I offer a few suggestions about how to self-archive.
Why is it important?
Self-archiving has the potential to open up research (often funded by taxpayers) to a far wider audience, and this is an important step towards making research more accessible to the general public.
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