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An overview of open access repositories by discipline.

Green Open Access Defined

              

Green Open Access is often synonymous with self-archiving.  It refers to the practice of authors making their articles, as well as other publications, freely available on the web. (Björk, Laakso, Welling, 2014).  

Various institutional and disciplinary, or subject, repositories have been created and are maintained to make works accessible in places other than the original publisher's site.  

References:

Björk, B., Laaskso, M. & Welling, P. (2014). Anatomy of green open access. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 65(2), 237-250. doi: 10.1002/asi.22963

Why Should I Self-Archive My Work?

  • Increases visibility of your work
  • Maximizes discoverability
  • Quickly disseminates research rather than waiting for the often time-consuming process of traditional publication
  • Cost-Free method to increase number of views, downloads, and citation to your research
  • Encourages feed-back on pre-published work

How to Self-Archive Your Research

This guide aims to assist you in finding a suitable repository.  

Different Versions of Green OA

Stage Definition Terms Used
Working paper A working paper uploaded to an e-print repository Preprint, Author's unsubmitted draft
Submitted manuscript The version of the manuscript submitted to the journal Preprint, Author's original draft
Accepted manuscript The accepted version, after peer review but prior to the final copy-editing and layout Postprint, Personal version, Accepted author manuscript, Final author version
Published article An exact digital replicate of the published article Postprint, Version of record, Publisher's version, Published journal article

Table adopted from (Björk, Laakso, Welling, 2014).

References:

Björk, B., Laaskso, M. & Welling, P. (2014). Anatomy of green open access. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 65(2), 237-250. doi: 10.1002/asi.22963

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