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. EU, the Swedish Government and several key research funders require research results to be published Open Access.
Dalarna University recommends that doctoral students and researchers publish Open Access.
More information about Open Access in Sweden and the EU can be found at the National Library’s web page.