Open Access refers to the free availability of research results online.
The basic idea is that publicly funded research should be accessible for everyone. In this way, research results can be disseminated to the benefit of society.
Open Access places certain demands on researchers, universities and authorities. Several key research financiers require research results to be published via Open Access.
Dalarna University recommends that doctoral students and researchers publish via Open Access.
More information about Open Access in Sweden and the EU can be found at the National Library’s web page OpenAccess.se – Scholarly publishing.