Open Access Publishing

Open Access Journal | ISSN: 2183-2463

Editorial | Open Access

Open Access Publishing


  • Amelia Hadfield Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
  • Andrej J. Zwitter Faculty of Law, University of Groningen, Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26, 9712 EK Groningen, The Netherlands


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Abstract:  The rise of open source online journals, free online courses, and other changes in the research and education environment, coined the "academic spring" by some commentators, represents an increasing trend in opening up the rules of access for research. Universities, libraries, publishers and even govern­ments are paying attention to this new movement often referred to with the acronym A2K (access to knowledge).

Keywords:  editorial; open access; publishing

Published:   10 July 2013


DOI: https://doi.org/10.17645/pag.v1i2.100


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