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Scholarly Communication: Understanding Open Access

Guide to understanding author rights and publishing, including publishing through Fordham

What is Open Access?

"Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles combined with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment."

SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)

Open Access Types

  • Green open access is content archived through digital repositories. 
  • Gold open access is content delivered by open access journals with peer-review.
  • Hybrid open-access peer-reviewed publications offering a mixture of open access and paywalled content.

Journals & Open Access

Licensing & Open Access

Open Access Repositories

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