There are a number of benefits from either publishing your work Open Access or archiving it:
You can participate in Open Access either by archiving your research in a repository or publishing in an Open Access journal.
Archiving in a repository - You can archive your research in DigitalFGCU or a disciplinary repository. Archiving is free and allows you to make your work freely available without changing how, where, and why you publish. The majority of publishers allow you to archive the submitted or accepted versions of your articles.
Publishing Open Access - By publishing in an Open Access your research will become freely available immediately and typically you'll retain your full copyright. There are 9,000 peer-reviewed journals in the Directory of Open Access Journals.