OA research articles unlike those in conventional subscription journals, are free at the point of use to anyone with internet access without any cost or the need for institutional login or passwords.
Gold Open Access
Diamond Open Access
Green Open Access
(i.e. in addition to publication in traditional subscription journals, authors also deposit a copy of their articles into an institutional repository such as Research@THEA).
Open Access provides several advantages over traditional scholarly publication methods:
Created by SPARC in conjunction with PLOS and the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), the HowOpenIsIt?
Open Access Guide standardizes Open Access terminology in an easily understandable, comprehensive resource.
is a shared open-access repository that was established in 2017. It was launched as a service for capturing, storing, preserving and showcasing the research output of all the Institutes of Technology in Ireland, whilst also providing a platform for their researchers/academic staff and students to publish and promote their work.
For more information on Research@THEA see:
Use the SHERPA/RoMEO database of publisher copyright policies & self-archiving to find a summary of permissions that are normally given as part of each publisher's copyright transfer agreement.
Use it to find publishers or journals that permit deposit of a final version of a paper in a repository, such as PubMed or in an institutional repository, such as Research@THEA.
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