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Open scholarship is a broad term to describe open practices throughout the research lifecycle including open access, open data, and open education. Open Research and Open Science are also terms used to describe open practices. The use of Open Scholarship here is meant to be more inclusive of all disciplines and scholarly/educational activities.
Open Scholarship advocates for online, free sharing of information created during the research process (data, code, notebooks, methods, digital media, etc.), not just the final products of research and scholarship (journal articles, books/chapters, conference papers, etc.). Openly sharing information has many benefits including:
Open Access (OA) refers to a movement that advocates for immediate, free online access to publications (usually with a focus on articles) that permits users to read and re-use content freely.
OA also refers to different routes of providing access to publications: