Publishing next level: what is open access

What is OA? Open access is the process by which academic research or scholarly content is made freely and permanently available online for anyone, anywhere. To read and build upon. But how exactly does this work and what should you take into account as an author? General Open access (also known as open access publishing and free online scholarship) emphasizes the unrestricted availability of cultural and scientific achievements, in particular their free online availability. This means the consent of the author to the distribution of his work. It is VWE's mission to support such dissemination. [...]