Definition of open access in US English:

open access


  • 1Availability to all.

    ‘open access to academic research’
    • ‘The commons are an impure public good if the resource is defined by rivalrous consumption and non-excludability or open access.’
    • ‘This, too, is a form of open access.’
    • ‘I favour the transition to paying with plain money, and open access will be the entirely natural outcome of that.’
    • ‘Only 28 percent of users allowed open access to their Facebook pages.’
    • ‘Some assumed open access meant publishing without peer review or printed journals.’
    • ‘On the contrary, traditional publishers erect price and permission barriers precisely to prevent open access.’
    • ‘Open access is especially relevant to the rollout of interactive television.’
    • ‘Even pressure groups hitherto promoting open access to information sometimes felt the need to self-censor their own sites.’
    • ‘In my opinion, open access is the federal law today in the states that are within the jurisdiction of the Ninth Circuit.’
    • ‘This implicitly raises the question whether open access, in our discussion about the digital divide, supports Western imperialism.’
    • ‘This would allow for continuous development, open and verifiably honest search, and open access.’
    • ‘All things being equal, a better choice for authors, from a copyright perspective, is open access.’
    • ‘Various individuals in these organisations have made open access possible.’
    • ‘Scholars need to understand how their intellectual property can be protected with open access.’
    • ‘The general policy is, therefore, one of open access.’
    • ‘Open access is not the only potential of new technology; however, it is absolutely key to unleashing the full potential of new media.’
    • ‘I am, as you may know, a proponent of open access.’
    • ‘The public needs to realise that there is open access to the college shows.’
    • ‘It could be assumed that open access will affect only the quantity of scientific information from developing countries.’
    • ‘The result, we predict, will be the rapid achievement of the dream of open access to scientific research.’
    1. 1.1 A system where users of a library have direct access to bookshelves.
      • ‘Most holdings are on open access and require no retrieval by Library staff.’
      • ‘And now we have institutional repositories and open access to manage.’
      • ‘Instead, there are excellent facsimiles on open access.’