Open Access Explained!! (c) Piled Higher and Deeper (PHD Comics), Creative Commons Attribution license (reuse allowed)
Green OA publishing refers to the self-archiving of published or pre-publication works for free public use. Authors provide access to preprints or post-prints (with publisher permission) in an institutional or disciplinary archive such as ThinkTech and arXiv.org.
Gold OA publishing refers to works published in an open access journal and accessed via the journal or publisher's website. Examples of Gold OA include PLOS (Public Library of Science) and BioMed Central.
The OASPA has a stated mission to "support and represent the interests of Open Access (OA) journal and book publishers globally in all scientific, technical, and scholarly disciplines."
The code of conduct adopted by the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association.
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