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Open Access
What is Open Access?

Open Access literature refers to scholarly publications that are freely available for internet access without any restrictions or fees. This type of literature is digital in nature and can be read without any cost (gratis). Additionally, Open Access literature is often exempt from most copyright and licensing limitations. The term "barrier-free" access could be utilized.
“Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder”. -Peter Suber

Models of Open-Access Publishing
  • Gold Open Access
  • Green Open Access
  • Hybrid Journal
  • Mandate (Open Access)
  • Embargo Open Access
  • Institutional Repository (IR) Open Access
What can be made available under Open Access?

There are serious, practical, successful campaigns to provide many kinds of content useful toscholars which includes.
  • Archival records and manuscripts images (artworks, photographs, diagrams, maps) teaching.
  • Government data source code conference presentations (texts, slides, audio, video) scholarly learning materials (“open education resources” and “open courseware”) monographs textbooks novels, stories, plays, and poetry newspapers.
  • Peer-reviewed research articles.
Open Access Benefits

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