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Viewpoint: Open is an Opportunity and a Choice

Tonya Hines


Open access (OA) has fundamentally changed how journal articles are read and distributed. In this article the author describes the spectrum of open access from simply free-to-read to full reuse and derivative rights. As an independent society publisher, JBC has crafted journal policies in a way that reflect our professional values in promoting scholarly research while respecting authors’ rights to choose their level of openness and control their works.

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