© 2013 IEEE.Mobile communication systems are always in continuous evolution due to the demands of the end-users using this technology. Therefore, before the possible launch of 5G, some technologies have opened the way to the new mobile communication system. The need for technologies that provide more comfort to users has led to the construction of complex communication systems that were only science fiction decades ago. The information society in which we are now immersed has been the result of constant progress over time. In this paper, a survey of multiple access schemes for next-generation wireless communication systems is presented. Multiple access schemes are reviewed for possible use in next-generation wireless communication systems such as orthogonal multiple access (OMA), non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA), and delta-orthogonal multiple access (D-OMA), etc. General comparisons of 1G to 6G are presented. Different types of OMA are explained, and then orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) is chosen as an example of the OMA scheme to compare with NOMA and D-OMA. There are two types of NOMA: power-domain and code-domain, which are discussed and compared. Simulation results are presented, and a comparison among different access schemes is provided.