The Open Access (OA) initiative supports making scholarly peer-reviewed articles freely available on the Internet, either immediately or after a defined embargo period. The focus is on world-wide, barrier-free, open access to the full text of research and creative literature using a funding or economic paradigm that differs from current journal publishing models.
Join Donna Gibson, Director of Library Services and Douglas A. Levine, MD, Associate Attending and Head, Gynecology Research Laboratory to learn more about the open access movement, the benefits of publishing in open access titles, and where to find open access literature. Dr. Levine will share his experience with open access publishing and why it is important for medical research. Updates to NIH’s Public Access Policy will also be discussed.