Definition of open access in English:

open access

Syllabification: o·pen ac·cess

noun

1Availability to all: open access to scientific and technological information
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  • Scholars need to understand how their intellectual property can be protected with open access.
  • The result, we predict, will be the rapid achievement of the dream of open access to scientific research.
  • All things being equal, a better choice for authors, from a copyright perspective, is open access.
1.1A system where users of a library have direct access to bookshelves.
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  • Instead, there are excellent facsimiles on open access.
  • And now we have institutional repositories and open access to manage.
  • Most holdings are on open access and require no retrieval by Library staff.

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