Open Access is widely known but it is still held back by misunderstandings. This is sufficient reason to respond to some of the most frequently raised concerns. Maastricht University authors and readers may benefit from some information countering five common myths about Open Access:

 

Myth 1. Open Access journals are not peer reviewed
Myth 2. Open Access journals are are of poorer quality than subscription-based journals
Myth 3. Open Access articles are not copyrighted
Myth 4. Open Access is just a passing fad
Myth 5. Open Access only helps readers, not authors

 

Would you like to know more about Open Access?

Visit the Open Access portal or feel free to contact UM Open Access consultant Coen van Laer.

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