We are a group of volunteer CSD scientists and clinicians passionate about bridging the gap between scientific research and clinical practice.
Our 2022 goal is to educate clinicians on legal and free ways to access research.
Previously, our 2020–2021 goal focused on increasing researchers' knowledge 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 educating clinicians on how to access research, 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.