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Library of Charles University

Open Access

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Open access refers to a publishing model that demands authors and rights-holders to grant immediate, free and independent online access to research outputs financed from public science and research funds and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display these research outputs publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship, as well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal use.

There are two basic open access models:

  • Green open access (self-archiving) combines publishing in traditional journals with self-archiving of author manuscripts in open repositories.
  • Gold open access (open access journals) offers new or transformed publishing platforms that make publications available openly by default.

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