Where you choose to publish your work matters. The number of readers you reach, your work’s resulting impact on knowledge advancement, and the evolution of effective scholarly communication processes are all affected by your publishing choices.
The primary advantage of alternative forms of publishing is that they provide unrestricted (free) access to all potential readers, as compared to traditional subscription or purchase-based publications.
Most alternative forms also:
Three alternatives have an especially significant potential to maximize the impact of your work and influence the evolution of scholarly communications. Consider doing the following: