Open Access is when publications are freely and unrestricted available on the public internet to all at no cost and with limited restrictions with regards reuse. The unrestrained distribution of research is especially significant for authors (as their work gets identify by more people), readers (as they can access and frame on the most recent work in the field). Open access is also the term for a new business model for academic publishing that makes research information available to readers at no cost. It contrasts with the subscription model, in which readers have access to scholarly information, usually via a library, by paying a subscription.
Benefits of Publishing Open Access
High Visibility and high Availability- free and unlimited access of the publication on public internet without any restrictions. Everyone can freely access and download the full text of all articles published: readers of open access journals,
Publication are also easy searchable in search engines and indexing databases.
Fast track publication
Discounts and waivers for authors
Papers are immediately released in open access format (no long waiting periods)
There are two ways of achieving open access:
Gold Open Access: is when an author publishes in an Open Access Journal. The article is published in an open access journal that provides immediate open access to all of its articles on the publisher's website. The term "Hybrid Open Access" is also sometimes used to describe an open access model where a journal provides gold open access only for those individual articles for which an open access publishing fee has been paid. A common misconception about open access publishing is that it is not peer reviewed. However, many open access journals adhere to the same strict review process as more traditional journals. Peer review is medium-independent, as relevant to online journals as to print journals. It can be carried out in cost effective ways with new supporting software and technologies.
Green Open Access: is also referred to as self-archiving, is the practice of placing a version of an author’s manuscript into a repository, making it freely accessible for everyone. The green way to Open Access publishing is to publish an article in a traditional subscription journal (not Open Access). After publication a version of the article is also placed in an Open Access institutional repository (open publication database). This is called ‘self-archiving’ because publications are registered by authors themselves.
We also follows the open access policy of Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), DOAJ
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