When it comes to publishing in Open Access, a multitude of prejudices can be heard. But are they even true? A new handout sheds a light on the eight most common Open Access myths.
The handout, “Open Access Myths: What’s the Truth?” explores a selection of eight widely held prejudices about Open Access. They include claims such as “Open Access publications are rarely of high quality” or “Publishing in Open Access is too expensive.” Other myths concern, for example, impact or visibility and prestige, freedom of publication, career opportunities, and personal benefits. Read the handout to find out how much truth there is in these myths.
The Open Economics Guide also provides an overview of studies analysing measurable effects of Open Science practices.