Presentation on theme: "Introduction to Open Access December 2001, Budapest OSI meeting of leaders exploring alternative publishing models. Defined term Open Access Concluded."— Presentation transcript:
Introduction to Open Access December 2001, Budapest OSI meeting of leaders exploring alternative publishing models. Defined term Open Access Concluded that Open Access was our goal and agreed on two main strategies for achieving it: –Open access journals –Institutional/Subject-based repositories Budapest Open Access Initiative
Definition of Open Access The free availability of peer-reviewed literature on the public internet, permitting any user* to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles. * Any user anywhere in the world. Thus projects which limit access to users due to their geographic location are NOT open access.
BBB Definition of OA Budapest Open Access Initiative, OSI, February 2002 Bethesda Statement on Open Access, HHMI, April 2003 Berlin Declaration, Max Planck Society, October 2003 (funder mandates) address scholarly communications
Open Access journals A journal which is freely available online worldwide and does not rely upon the traditional subscription based business model to generate revenue.
Open repositories Publicly accessible repository (archive) where all the work published by researchers/authors affiliated with the university/academy can be posted online. Contributes to the status of the institution by displaying the intellectual output of the institution.