Open access is the term used to describe the ability to consult a scientific document in an open format and for free.
Malaysia does not yet have a policy on open access publication, whereas articles and journals are mostly only accessible behind a ‘paywall’. Mainly because there is no profound discussion done on the matter among academics.
The idea of Open Access Publishing is to reverse the academics injustice by making articles and journal publications more available and free to access by everyone.
To understand more, please download our maiden Policy Research here: