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Last Updated: Feb 9, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Open Access Button

  • Open Access Button  
    A browser bookmarklet to show the global effects of research paywalls and get access to the research you need. Every time you hit a paywall blocking your research, click the button.
  • Open Data Button  
    When the user makes a data request, this app will contact the author and invite them to make their data openly available through the Open Science Framework.

About Open Access

Open access (OA) research is information that has been made publicly available without cost to the consumer.  

Many funding agencies now have open access mandates that require the researchers they fund to deposit their peer-reviewed work in a freely accessible repository within a specified time after publication.

Click one of the links below to learn more about open access, or jump down to learn about the impact of open access research on citations or to learn more about the different flavors of open access.


Some definitions

You may come across some of the following terms when investigating open access:

Green OA
Authors publish their work and then self-archive it, often after an embargo period.

Gold OA
Authors publish their work and then the publisher provides immediate OA on their site, often for a fee.

Gratis access
Open access work that is free for all to read, with no permissions for re-use or modification.

Libre access
Open access work that is free for all to read and includes additional permissions granting at least some rights for re-use or modification.

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