The main advantages of open access are:
- The removal of barriers to access and use of S&T information regarding journals high price and restrictions associated with copyright, licensing conditions, etc. Eliminating these barriers enhances the usefulness of the scientific literature, accelerates research and enriches the educational process.
- For authors / researchers free access means greater visibility, reading and impact (more citations) of their scientific output.
- For libraries and research units, free access can contribute to overcome the limitations and contradictions of the current publication model, with licensing conditions and prices that do not correspond to the interests and needs of these institutions.