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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)

Journals & Open Access

Open Access Terminology

  What is green open access?

Green open access is content archived through digital repositories. 

  What is gold open access?

Gold open access is content delivered by open access journals with peer-review.

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