Why we Work for Open

Open makes a difference in the lives of real people across disciplines and borders.

  • OA.Works for Personal health

    Two men performing surgery wearing blue smocks
    Photo by Olga Guryanova

    “I have to chose between these 2 surgeries. I want to make an informed decision as it is my body and I only get one”

    Written in search of

    Comparison of the clinical and functional outcomes following 3- and 4-corner fusions

  • OA.Works for Social change

    Aerial photograph of smoke-covered trees in Yosemite Valley, California
    Photo by JOHN TOWNER

    “I am an intern for a non-profit organization working to improve community resilience in the aftermath of the fires in Northern California. I have been tasked with creating and offering programming to higher education institutions in our area and prefer to keep my material to high empirical standards”

    Written in search of

    Resilience in higher education students: a scoping review

  • OA.Works for Education

    Gold-coloured dog on moss-covered rock surrounded by flowers
    Photo by Jamie Street

    “I’m making a paper for school. I choose to look if dogs have a positive influence on children with ADHD. I think that this article can be an answer to my question!”

    Written in search of

    Investigation of physiological and behavioral responses in dogs participating in animal-assisted therapy with children diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

  • OA.Works for Research

    Aerial photograph of numerous solar panels
    Photo by Macau Photo Agency

    “I’m conducting research on the cost of customer acquisition in the US Residential Solar Industry for my Master’s thesis. This article would be important to understand the impacts of high customer acquisition costs on the marginal propensity to purchase solar, and then would enable me to calculate the carbon impact of high customer acquisition costs.”

    Written in search of

    Using a system dynamics model to assess the effects of capital subsidies and feed-in tariffs on solar pv installations

  • OA.Works for Medical practice

    Microscopic photography of stress fibers and microtubules in human breast cancer cells
    Photo by National Cancer Institute

    “I do clinical research for individual patients with breast cancer. This research article is very important for this effort. I am deeply thankful for your dedication in making your important research available to all”

    Written in search of

    Trastuzumab deruxtecan (ds-8201a) in patients with advanced her2-positive breast cancer previously treated with trastuzumab emtansine: a dose-expansion, phase 1 study.

  • OA.Works for Education

    High-angle photograph of people sitting in classroom
    Photo by Mikael Kristenson

    “I am in a nursing research class learning how to present evidence based practice, quantitative studies. This is the subject content my group chose to present. This content will help me learn how to interpret research and determine validity of evidence”

    Written in search of

    Hand massage therapy for pain management after cardiac surgery: acceptability and feasibility in the intensive care unit

  • OA.Works for Social change

    Silhouette of people at sunset
    Photo by Tim Marshall

    “I am writing a paper on the cultural competencies for working with at risk youth in Native communities”

    Written in search of

    The relationship of adverse childhood experiences to ptsd, depression, poly-drug use and suicide attempt in reservation-based native american adolescents and young adults

  • OA.Works for Education

    Three women in pink floral hijabs surrounded by flowering tree
    Photo by Hasan Almasi

    “I want to use your article for my research of Muslim women’s right and symbolic meanings of hijab in modern world. This is for my work in high school and it’s important to me to graduate with a good score”

    Written in search of

    Hijab, visibility and the performance of identity

  • OA.Works for Education

    Softly-lit brown & white horse in a stable
    Photo by Filipe Dos Santos Mendes

    “I am a veterinary behaviorist at UC Davis and wish to be able to fully reference this article when teaching veterinary students”

    Written in search of

    Frequent riding sessions daily elevate stress, blood lactic acid, and heart rate of thoroughbred riding horses