Advocating open access to promote knowledge sharing EIFL-Open Access is one of the main programmes of EIFL. Most research is published in commercial e-journals, but because of high subscription costs researchers in developing and transition countries are disadvantaged. Open access is the immediate, online, free and unrestricted availability of peer-reviewed, research literature. It provides the means to maximize the visibility and use of research output.
What does EIFL-OA do?
- Building capacities to launch and sustain open access repositories.
- Offering training, supporting knowledge sharing, and providing expertise on open access policies and practices.
- Empowering library professionals, scholars, educators and students to become open access advocates
- Advocating nationally and internationally for the adoption of open access policies and mandates
SPARC Europe Award: Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications
The EIFL-OA programme won the 2011 SPARC Europe Award for its awareness raising, advocacy and capacity building activities over the last three years, and for its success in developing a large number of repositories and open access journals in EIFL partner countries.
To learn more about EIFL-OA go to www.eifl.net/openaccess