• A great way to increase discoverability of your work (hosted, indexed, preserved and archived on various platforms)
  • An easy way to share your work with your peers and network
  • Increase in citations
  • Global dissemination
  • Removes barriers for readers (no paywalls, no log in necessary)
  • Fulfils governmental mandates¬†
  • Fulfils funders' OA requirements
  • Opens up readership outside of traditional markets
  • Higher usage over print sales (within the first two years, KU books are downloaded an average of 3,000 times in comparison to the average sales for a closed book of 200-300 copies)
  • Aids career progression eg to receive tenure
  • Leads to an increase in print sales (the OA version can act as a marketing tool).
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