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A fee charged by the publisher in order to make an article open access.

Synonyms: APC author processing costs article processing costs APC author processing costs article processing costs

author accepted manuscript (AAM) search for term
a version that follows the peer review process and has been accepted for publication. This version does not include the publisher’s formatting, such as page numbers, volume and issue. Also known as: ‘the Final author version’ or ‘postprint’. 

Synonyms: postprint Final author version

Berlin Declaration search for term
Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities (22 October 2003). Milestone in the open access movement.
corresponding authors search for term
For the publisher this is the author that submits the publication. This can per publication only be one person.
creative commons search for term
 Creative Commons licenses give everyone from individual creators to large institutions a standardized way to grant the public permission to use their creative work under copyright law. From the reuser’s perspective, the presence of a Creative Commons license on a copyrighted work answers the question, “What can I do with this work?”. 

Synonyms: CC Creative Commons

DOAJ search for term
Directory of Open Access Journals, offers an overview of all open access journals.
double dipping search for term
Double dipping describes the situation where a journal charges article processing charges on top of its normal subscription fee if an author wishes to make their particular article open acess. In effect, academia is paying twice. 
gold open access search for term
 Gold open access ensures that the final version of an article is freely and permanently accessible for everyone on the publisher’s platform, immediately after publication. This type of open access usually requires paying APC (article processing charge). 

Synonyms: golden route gold road gold route

green open access search for term
 Green open access, also known as self-archiving, is making publications freely available via an open access repository. After publication in a subscription journal, an Author Accepted Manuscript is also placed in an open access repository. Publishers may demand an embargo period, during which access is restricted.

Synonyms: green route green Road

hybrid journal search for term
a hybrid journal is a subscription journal in which some of the articles are open access. This usually requires the payment of a publication fee to the publisher (article processing charge).
impact factor search for term
The impact factor of an academic journal is a measure reflecting the average number of citations to recent articles published in that journal.
oai search for term
The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) is a protocol developed by the Open Archives Initiative. It is used to harvest (or collect) the metadata descriptions of the records in an archive so that services can be built using metadata from many archives.

Synonyms: OAI OAI-protocol

open access week search for term
Yearly week or period when events are organized that draw attention to open access

Synonyms: Open Access Week

peer review search for term
a process by which a scholarly work (such as a paper or a research proposal) is checked by a group of experts in the same field to make sure it meets the necessary standards before it is published or accepted

Synonyms: peer reviewed

transformative agreement search for term
are contracts between academic publishers and (consortia of) the universities. These agreements aim to transform the business model of academic publishing moving from subscription-based to one in which publishers are remunerated a fair price for their open access publishing services.
Version of Record (VoR) search for term
 final PDF of the published article. Also known as: "The Publisher’s version".

Synonyms: VoR Publisher's version

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