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Open access (OA) is an interconnected set of ideals, a goal, and a set of practices and models. The hope is that if research is made freely accessible and widely available, with minimal barriers to access, we can support discovery, creation, community, and equity. Open Access is a beautiful and powerful idea that all researchers can support, but it is important to remember that there are some bad actors, including predatory publishers and those who adopt the language and some of the ideas of OA in seeking to maintain a status quo.
Types of Open Access:
Open Access comes in many forms and formats, and it’s important to remember that OA doesn’t just mean one thing or one publication type. The above image illustrates three of the most common forms of OA for articles. This toolkit will hopefully help you navigate multiple forms of Open Access to find an approach that works for you, if you choose to be a part of this movement.
(Many of these links are discussed in greater detail on topic subpages)
From Website: Sherpa Romeo is an online resource that aggregates and analyses publisher open access policies from around the world and provides summaries of publisher copyright and open access archiving policies on a journal-by-journal basis.