The open access model has garnered support from scientific communities over the years. OA allows members of the public to access the content without permission and paywall barriers. OA journals make it easier for scientists to share their data with a wide audience. Most research is done in public institutions using government research grants. These public institutions also pay journal subscription fees to allow their staff and students to read these journals. This means that public funds are used to do research. Public funds are also used to access this research. This is one of the reasons that governments and funding agencies support OA journals.