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Types of Open Access (OA)

Gold OA - Open Access delivered by journals

Open access journals provide immediate open access to all of their articles on the publisher's website.

 Directory of Open Access Journals 

Green OA- Open Access delivered by repositories

Authors publish in any journal and then self-archive a version of the article for public use in their institutional repository, in a central repository (such as PubMed Central), or on some other open access website.

More Information on the types of Open Access by Peter Suber

Open Access Books

Open Access: Peter Suber

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SBN: 0262517639

Publication Date: 2012-07-20
--FREE full-text download from MIT Press--
A concise and easy introduction to open access. Peter Suber explains what open access is and isn’t, how it benefits authors and readers of research, how we pay for it, how it avoids copyright problems, how it has moved from the periphery to the mainstream, and what its future may hold.

The Access Principle:  John Willinsky

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Publication Date: 2005-10-07
SBN: 0838911064
Publication Date: 2011-03-14
While aimed a librarians this ALA Special Report offers a short overview of the arguments in favor of OA and reasons why researchers, patrons and libraries need OA.