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Open access expands sharing

Instead of making content valuable by making it scarce, open access makes new knowledge valuable by making it widely available to scholars and researchers.

Instead of making content valuable by making it scarce, open access makes new knowledge valuable by making it widely available to scholars and researchers. For example:

Breaking down or lowering access barriers does not mean giving up peer review. Open-access and economically priced journals recognize and preserve the important role of peer review in scholarly communication. E-book series are being developed by reputable presses using traditional editorial practices.

Open access utilizes new technology, sustainability strategies, and legal mechanisms to facilitate the sharing of information that is so vital to the progress of scholarship.