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Open access publishing

Open Access publishing & education resources (OER)

What is Open Access (OA)?

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Open access (OA) refers to unrestricted online access to articles published in scholarly publications. Types of open access publications available online include:

  • articles
  • books and book chapters
  • conference papers
  • theses
  • working papers
  • data
  • images

"By 'open access' ... we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software or use them for any other lawful purpose…" The Budapest Open Access Initiative

Open Access explained

The basic concepts behind OA publishing and why it is so important, © Jorge Cham PhD Comics

The Open Research Toolkit

The Open Research Toolkit was created by the Open Research Working Group.

The Toolkit contains information, resources and good practice examples related to all aspects of open research, including policy, governance, pathways and processes. It also includes resources for individual researchers interested in engaging in open research practices and training materials for support services fostering open research within their organisations.

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