• Open Access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder.
  • Open Access is compatible with copyright, peer review, revenue (even profit), print, preservation, prestige, quality, career-advancement, indexing, and other features and supportive services associated with conventional scholarly literature.

  • Peter Suber, "Open Access Overview," 2004 (revised 2010)

    Find out more about Open Access, its benefits to you, what Pitt is doing to support Open Access, and what's new on the international stage for Open Access.


    Every third week in October, Pitt joins with hundreds of institutions worldwide to commemorate Open Access Week, a global event promoting Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research.

    Watch this space for details on this year’s celebrations at Pitt.

    In the meantime, you can take a look at past programs and activities we’ve held.