Having started in 2000 Open Access (OA) is a relatively new publication model in the long history of scientific journals. In recent years there has been vast growth in the number of articles published open access, the number of fully open access journals, subscription titles offering OA options and funder mandates.
Here we hope to give you an overview of OA and dispell some of the myths regarding the publication model. By the end of this tutorial you should:
- Understand the difference between Gold and Green OA
- Be familiar with the benefits of publishing OA
- Know the difference between subscription and Open Access title and how to avoid predatory journals.
You will also have the opportunity to test your learning by completing a quiz at the end.