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Glossary of terms


​Open Access

​Unrestricted online access to peer-reviewed and published scholarly outputs.

​​Green OA

​Version of a publication is made available free of charge to readers usually through an institutional repository and often with an embargo period.

Gold OA​

​Published articles are made available immediately and free of charge to readers. The author, or their institution, pays an Article Processing Charge (APC) to the publisher.

​Embargo period

Some publishers only permit Green OA after an embargo period. 

 

RCUK and HEFCE policy accepts a maximum of 12 month in STEM and 24 months in SSH. Horizon 2020 accepts a maximum of six months in STEM and 12 months in SSH​.

APC Article Processing Charge​

​A fee paid to a publisher to make an article free at point of access.

​UBR

​University of Brighton Repository - publicly viewable.

Pure

​Research management system.

​OA archive

​Another name for repositories: institutional or discipline.

OA journals​

​Perform peer review and make contents freely available. Requires payment of APC.

​Hybrid OA journal

​Journal where only some of the articles are Open Access and the remainder are subscription access only. Typically requires a payment of an APC to the publishers.

Double dipping

​Situation where a publishers charges an APC on top of its normal subscription fee if an author wants to make their article OA. Could result in an institution paying twice.

Creative Commons

 

CC

Non-profit organisation, dedicated to making it easier to share and build on work of others within framework of national copyright laws. Suite of free copyright licences providing a standardised way of giving users permissions to share and use creative and scholarly work​.

CC-BY

Attribution CC-BY – share, copy, distribute, transmit, reuse for commercial purposes as long as you attribute the work.

 

CC-BY–NC​​

​Attribution CC-BY-NC - share, copy, distribute, transmit, reuse for non-commercial purposes as long as you attribute the work.

OapenAire​

​Open Access Infrastructure Europe

OpenDOAR​

​Directory Open Access repositories

OIAster​

Union catalogue of millions of records representing Open Access digital resources, built by harvesting from Open Access collections worldwide​.

OAI-PMH​

​Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting

SHERPA/ROMEO​

​Journal OA policies.

SHERPA/FACT​​

​Matching funder and publisher requirements.

SHERPA/JULIET

​Research funders policies.


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