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Open Access Publishing

Open access publishing: What it is and why it is important

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Types of OA Publishing

There are two types of Open Access Publishing:

  • Gold

Gold publishing means that the author has published their work in an OA journal and upon publication, researchers are able to view the content immediately.

  • Green

Green publishing means that the author publishes their work in a journal, but then creates their own archived version which in turn makes it free to the researcher.