A coalition of Open Access supporters that is noted for providing us with the common definition of Open Access. Supporters argue that the the removal of access barriers to scholarly literature will accelerate research and enrich education by "uniting humanity in a common intellectual conversation and quest for knowledge."
The Right to Research Coalition was founded by students in the summer of 2009 to promote an open scholarly publishing system based on the belief that no student should be denied access to the articles they need because their institution cannot afford the often high cost of access.
Concerns about Open Access
Understand some potential issues with open access publishing.