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Open Access (OA): Welcome

Open Access (OA) explained...

"Free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles (...) use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution is to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited".

(Budapest OA Initiative, 2003)

DkIT's Open Access Policy

In December 2015 the Academic Council approved an Open Access (OA) policy for Dundalk Institute of Technology. The policy is intended to make DkIT’s research output, in the form of published scholarly articles and conference proceedings, available to a wider public.

The policy strongly recommends that academic staff and researchers deposit their published work in the DkIT Open Access repository - STÓR

STÓR not only showcases the work of DkIT researchers it also provides a sustainable platform for storage and preservation of the Institute’s research output.


Why publish your research in Open Access?

  • Improves the visibility of your research (easier and quicker to find through  Google or Google Scholar).
  • Increases citations of your work
  • Using an Institutional  Repository provides you with long term access and storage for your papers.
  • Accelerates the pace of research, discovery and innovation
  • Creates new avenues for discovery in digital environment
  • Creates better educated populace

Benefits of Open Access

Who benefits from Open Access:

  1. Researchers
  2. Educational Institutions
  3. Public 
  4. Business

More about the benefits of OA