MURAL (Maynooth University Research Archive Library) showcases the research output of Maynooth University and St. Patrick's College staff and postgraduate students. This open access ensures the widest possible dissemination and impact for our work in Maynooth and contributes to the growing body of research literature that is now freely available online.
OA is an international movement to make research publications freely available to the international research community in order to stimulate further research. Any person who can connect to the internet can access OA material freely. They can also download, print and distribute these articles provided the author of the article is properly acknowledged and cited. The potential readership of OA articles exceeds that of articles where the full-text is restricted to subscribers. OA is made possible by institutional repositories such as ePrints.