Resources on Open Access
Open access helps researchers as readers by opening up access to articles that their libraries do not subscribe to. Open access extends the reach of research beyond its immediate academic circle.
Open access publications are freely and permanently available online to anyone with an internet connection. Unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium is permitted, provided the author/editor is properly attributed.
These publications are usually peer-reviewed and provided from scholarly and scientific research. Terms commonly used are "Open archives", "Repositories", "Open access".
The Librarian's selection (pdf document)
Types of documents which can be found are:
- Scientific articles
- Electronic documents
- Theses and dissertations
- Reports and studies
- Symposium proceedings
One option for authors who wish to make their work openly accessible is to publish in an open access journal ("Gold open access"). The other option is to publish in institution or subject based repositories ("Green Open access").
Green open access? Green OA: submission of articles in open repositories
- institution or subject based repositories
- Published articles or not
- Access to contents via a search engine
Gold open access? Gold OA: submission of articles in journals on open access
- Research journals with peer-review but with a different business model
- Journals completely available in OA
- OA option with some conventional editors