An Introduction to Open Access

Bailey, Charles W An Introduction to Open Access. Informatics Studies, 2017, vol. 4, n. 1, pp. 43-52. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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Open Access (OA) to literature, means its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the Internet itself. The only condition on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, is to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited. This slightly revised (by editors of IS) version of the popular introductory paper on Open Access by Charles W. Bailey, Jr defines Open Access and traces out the OA movement from Budapest Open Access Initiative to present. It describes the many degrees and kinds of OA, and different strategies, practices, and laws related to it.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Open Access; OA; OAI; Budapest Declaration; Bethesda Statement; Self-Archiving; E-Prints; Intellectual Property Rights; IPR; Copyright; E-Publishing
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services > IM. Open data
Depositing user: Dr M Jayapradeep
Date deposited: 08 Mar 2018 15:41
Last modified: 08 Mar 2018 15:41


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