Open Access Week

10th International Open Access Week will be held October 23-29 2017. The theme of the week is "Open in order to... ". This year's theme is an invitation to answer the question of what concrete benefits can be realized by making scholarly outputs openly available.

Screen-Shot-2017-10-23-at-09.14.19It is necessary to consider publication in open access. Such publication is in some instances a choice, but demands for publishing research in OA are steadily increasing.

There are two main routes to OA publishing; the golden route and the green route.

  • The golden route is publication in OA journals which usually entails costs which falls to the author or the author's institution.
  • The green route consists in concurrent publication and archiving in a repository, either institutional or a subject repository. Information on the OA publication strategy of individual publishers and journals is accessible at SherpaRomeo.

In Reykjavik University's Open Access Policy, academic employees are encouraged to publish the results of their research and teaching activities in open access.

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