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There are some key-issues regarding open access which researchers must be aware of, as P. Suber recently stated.
If the aim of Open Access is to free up research through alternative channels that increase its impact and the dissemination of its output, then authors are the means and the ends of this process.
Therefore, the academic community must gain a clear understanding of the open access tools at their disposal in every field, i.e. OA journals, OA repositories and the policies of academic publishers re pre and post-print submissions.
Finally, authors should be aware of the "intangible benefits" that open access brings them in terms of visibility, prestige and impact.
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