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Open Access

Discover more about open access, main issues and concerns, copyright and other available publishing options

Open Access Spectrum (OAS)

PLOS, SPARC and OASPA have collaborated to create a guide that identifies the core components of OA and how they are implemented across the spectrum between “Open Access” and “Closed Access”. 

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HowOpenIsIt? open access spectrum

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OA directions

Open access is a rapidly evolving field. The following are some of the developments in the area.

The Conversation

Latest articles and discussions appearing in The Conversation

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OA blogs

Views on the Open Access movement from key advocates globally.

Organisations and support