Publishing in open access means that you publish your research results openly so that anyone can read and download the information free of charge.
Since a large part of the research is funded by public money, it is natural that all research results should be freely available. The Swedish government, the EU and most funding bodies request this. At Örebro University it is recommended that research results be made available through Open Access (RB 263/2012).
On openaccess.se you can find more information about the National library of Sweden's Open Access initiatives. You can also read more about Open Access on the Swedish Research Council’s website.