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Access Through PLOS
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Benefits of OA Research
Additional OA Resources
There are many other organizations, such as SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Institute) and the Open Society Foundations, that work tirelessly for progress in OA. You can find many free resources here to help you learn more or to advocate for OA journals in your institution.