Update 25 Sep 2020: The Wiley agreement described below has been temporarily paused from 12 Oct until the end of 2020. There was a cap on the annual number of articles that could be made open access under the deal,
Category Archives: Gold Route
There are many types of Open Access. Green Open Access for example means depositing or ‘self-archiving’ a copyright-free version of your work in a digital repository, usually in conjunction with publishing in a journal and with an embargo period. Gold Open Access means that the published work is available for anyone to access immediately upon publication. This is also known as gratis Open Access, meaning ‘without charge.’ However, journals and publishers often recoup the costs of making the work available for free by charging an Article Processing Charge (APC) to the submitting author. Libre Open Access is a lot like gratis Open Access with one exception – the content of the article is also free to reuse, remix, and republish.
The European Commission launched the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot early in 2015, https://www.openaire.eu/postgrantoapilot, to fund Open Access publishing fees for publications arising from finished FP7 projects through the OpenAIRE project. This Pilot provides funding for Article Processing Charges (APCs)
Then check out the Versions Toolkit for authors, researchers and repository staff produced by LSE. Written with open access(OA) in mind this practical guide is designed to help you when taking decisions about disseminating your research on the web.
This article from the Times Higher highlights the strength of feeling between advocates of the gold route, and those advocating the green route. Mainly over embargo periods due to publisher restrictions. https://www.nexis.com/docview/getDocForCuiReq?lni=5G4Y-B131-JCF5-B3F5&csi=235861&oc=00240&perma=true
Are you involved in Humanities research and concerned about publishing your research open access? Then you may be interested in a new collaborative open access consortium agreement which means that authors won’t have to pay to make their research open
EC/OPenAire Gold Open Access Pilot Project reports on its first technical workshop. The FP7 post-grant Gold OA Pilot aims to set up a two pronged workflow for receiving and processing funding requests. These requests may come directly from researchers or
Sir Bob Burgess, former University of Leicester Vice-Chancellor as chair of the committee which reviewed the RCUK Policy on Open Access commented that the review had received a largely positive response to the policy with over 85 submissions of written