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What is Open Access?

Open Access (OA) scholarly resources are free-of-charge and available online, per author permission. Fair use is applicable, including using a resource or portion thereof for scholarship, teaching, news reporting, archiving, and critiquing. Similarities with conventional publishing include peer review and citation metrics. Reasons for OA:

Two "roads" to OA publishing: green and gold

Green and Gold OA are not mutually exclusive. SpringerOpen and Wiley Online Open, for example, endorse self-archiving of submitted papers.



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