1.Higher citation impact
Open access publications are more oftenly cited because of their higher publicity and availability to anyone.
2. Higher availablity and visibility
Open Access publishings are freely available and downloadable at full text on the internet. No-one need to pay a subscription fee or pay-per-view charges to reach the material. Moreover, open access publications are more likely to be indexed in databases and listed in search engines.
3. Lower publishing costs
There is one time article processing and handling fee paid by authors for accepted manuscripts which is normally covered by institutions or research funding agencies. The processing fees of open access publications are generally lower than that of the publications on both online and hard copy.
4. Shorter publication processing time
The processing time for open access articles is shorter and accepted articles are rapidly published online compared to those of traditional journals.