We are a group of volunteer CSD scientists and clinicians passionate about bridging the gap between scientific research and clinical practice.
While there are many ways to increase research access and awareness, our 2020–2021 goal centers squarely on self-archiving and "green" open access options.
WHY? Our field relies on high-quality, peer-reviewed research to support evidence-based practice. Yet, much of our work remains inaccessible to practitioners, researchers, and people in the community who are not affiliated with universities or national organizations.
By teaching CSD scientists how to self-archive, and providing them with the support needed to make it happen, we can empower our colleagues to make research accessibility the norm in our field. Because when free, legal versions of our field's best research is made available to the public, it can improve the sustainable value of all of our work.
We're all about self-archiving
Did you know that paying open access fees isn't the only way to make your research legally free to access?
Another option is to self-archive a version of your manuscript on a personal or institutional website. This is known as "green" open access.