Readers, authors, and even law journal publishers will all achieve their different but related interests by adopting open access principles. Readers of every kind will have more efficient access to the materials they need to pursue their intellectual and informational goals; authors will see their works read and cited by a broader audience; and law reviews and journals can raise their own profiles without injuring their revenue streams from fee-based sources. Open access works for everyone, and is the future of information creation and distribution.
Donovan, James M. and Watson, Carol A., "Open Access: Good for Readers, Authors, and Journals" (2011). Law Faculty Scholarly Articles. 435.