The term “open access” is commonly used to describe the practice of making works available free of charge and with few, if any, restrictions on reuse. Authors who write to be read may be interested in understanding whether making their works “openly accessible” is a good option for them and, if so, how to do so. Some authors may be required by their employer-institution or research-funding agency to deposit their works in an open access repository. Still other authors may be skeptical about whether making their works openly accessible is compatible with their goals.

Please help us build a resource to help authors explore how open access might advance their interest in being read by completing this 10-minute survey sharing your experiences making your works openly accessible and expressing your reservations about or enthusiasm for open access and related options. Your responses will help us create materials with information to help authors understand and evaluate options to make their works openly accessible.

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