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Open Access Guide: Where to Publish

Publishing Models

Compare the publishing models

Publishing models for open access (OA) can broadly be categorised into:

  • Gold OA where the author publishes in an open access journal and the article is freely available from publisher’s website. 

  • Green OA where the author publishes a paper in any journal and then makes a version of the paper available in an open access digital research repository. 

The following table highlights the main advantages and disadvantages of the various publishing models.

 

Does the model provide

Traditional

Gold

Delayed

Hybrid

Green

Immediate, free access for reader?

No

Yes

No

Yes

Varies

Open access to published version?

No

Yes

Yes -
after embargo

Yes

Varies -
generally No

No cost publishing for the author?

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Compliance with funders mandates?

Varies

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Where to Publish to Ensure Widest Audience

                                                            

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