Open Access

open access

Open access (OA) is a set of principles and a range of practices through which research outputs are distributed online, free of cost or other access barriers. The main focus of the open access movement is "peer reviewed research literature".

OPEN ACCESS MODELS

Open journals - the so-called "Gold open access", that is, publishing articles in scientific, peer-reviewed journals with open access. The costs of publication are borne by the author or the institution financing his research.

Open repositories - the so-called "Green open access", that is, depositing works in open repositories and archives.

BENEFITS OF OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING

For the institution:

  • Promotion of the potential of scientific staff
  • Supporting education of students and PhD students
  • Assistance in carrying out administrative tasks, e.g. reporting

For the author:

  • Increased promotion of own achievements
  • Increasing the visibility and readership of the work, and thus increasing quotations
  • Establishing new scientific contacts