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Open Access Explained


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Open Access Terminology

OA Gold - authors publish their article in an open access journal

OA Green - authors publish their article in a journal, then deposit a copy of their article the university's institutional repository (or in other central repositories, such as PubMed Central), so that it is freely available to the public.

Hybrid OA - provide Gold open access only for those individual articles for which their authors (or their author's institution or funder) pay an open access publishing fee.

Preprint - version of a scholarly work submitted for peer review including only the original work of the author(s).

Postprint - also known as the author's final version, this version incorproates all changes from peer review, but it has not yet been copyedited and formatted for publication.

Author's Addendum - attached to publication or copyright transfer agreements requesting additional author rights beyond those already granted by the publisher.