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Open Access at UCL

Created by UCL for the purpose of educating its authors about Open Access and providing resources.

Video: Columbia University hosts panel on public access to research

Three experts debate proposals for the White House #OSTP directive to expand access to federally-funded research

Taylor and Francis OA Survey Infographic

Infographics that highlight Taylor and Francis Open Access Market Survey results

Open Access Publishing: A Literature Review

Investigates the current trends, advantages, disadvantages, problems and solutions, opportunities and barriers in Open Access academic publishing.

Australia Research Council Open Access Policy

Australian Research Council policy on access to published results of publicly funded research

Open and Shut?

Blog on Open Access by Richard Poynder

Open Access Directory

The Open Access Directory (OAD) is a compendium of simple factual lists about open access (OA) to science and scholarship, maintained by the OA community at large

Finch II Report Commentary by Harnard

Stevan Harnard comments on the Finch Report Review of Progress


Publisher-led response to facilitate Federal Funding Agencies requirement to increase access to the published results of federally funded research

Scholary Journals at the Crossroads: A Subversive Proposal for Electronic Publishing

Report of the discussion around Steven Harnard's original Subversive Proposal

Wiley OA survey 2013

Slides detailing findings of the 2013 Wiley Author survey on OA

Wiley OA survey 2012

Slides detailing findings of the 2012 Wiley Author survey on OA

Scientific Publications: Free for All?

UK House of Commons Science and Technology Committee Report

Outsell: Open Access

Market Size, Share, Forecast and Trends

Budapest Open Access Initiative

In response to the growing demand to make research free and available to anyone with a computer and an internet connection, a diverse coalition has issued new guidelines that could usher in huge advances in the sciences, medicine, and health


Registry of Open Access Repository Material Archiving Policies

Science Europe statement on Open Access in the Humantities

Science Europe update to position statement regarding the differences in OA requirements between subject areas

Science Europe Position Statement

Umbrella organisation of European funding agencies statement on transition to open access to research publications

WSIS Open Access Community

Facilitates information gathering and exchange, and common development of ideas and projects among the multi-stakeholder teams

Wiley Exchanges Blog

Wiley's blog discussing the evolution of scholarly publishing

Publishing and the Ecology European Research (PEER) Project

Project to investigate the effects of large-scale, systematic depositing of authors’ final peer-reviewed manuscripts on reader access, author visibility, and journal viability


US Office of Science and Technology Policy instructs Federal Funding Agencies to develop policy to increase access to the published results of federally funded research

Open Knowledge Foundation blog

Blog of the Open Knowledge Foundation

Open Archives Initiative

Standards for web resource interoperability


Information of OA, presented thematically to target different stakeholders

Open Access Week

Global event for academic and research community

Open Access to Scientific Communication

Hans Dillaerts and Helen Bosc's website on noteworthy thinking on OA in France and further afield

Open Access for historians (UK)

OA Information for historians

National Health and Medical Research Council policy on the dissemination of research findings

NHMRC policy on access to published results of publicly funded research

Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics

Blog from Heather Morrison, with main focus on OA

Horizon 2020

European research funding programme requiring open access to research results

Gold Open Access Infrastructure Group

Cross-stakeholder group working to establish common ground and agreement on the technical infrastructure required for open access

Global Open Access Portal

Current snapshot of the status of Open Access (OA) to scientific information around the world

Foundation for OA Statistics

Mission of FOAS is to promote free software, open access publishing, and reproducible research in statistics

Finding Open Stuff

Presentation on finding open resources

Directory of OA repositories

Directory of academic OA (insitutional) repositories

Creative Commons

Commonly used licenses for open access publications

Australian OA Support Group

Information about OA in Australia

Sherpa FACT

Journals OA policies


Library-led response to facilitate Federal Funding Agencies requirement to increase access to the published results of federally funded research

Scholarly OA

A critical analysis of scholarly OA publishing in a blog by Jeffrey Beall

Scholarly Kitchen

Multi-author blog bringing together differing opinions, commentary, and ideas on scholarly publishing

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books.

Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook (OASIS)

OASIS aims to provide an authoritative ‘sourcebook’ on Open Access, covering the concept, principles, advantages, approaches and means to achieving it.

Open Access Tracking Project

OATP uses social tagging to capture new OA developments comprehensively and in real time.

APC Comparison Table

Offered by BioMed Central


SPARC is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication


The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, representing Open Access Publishers.

Directory of Open Access and Hybrid Journals

Look up where to publish your research as open access. Each title listed in the directory indicates whether the publisher allows authors to pay a publication fee to make an article immediately available.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Lists more than 10,000 journals available as open access.

Sherpa Romeo

Publisher’s copyright policies and self-archiving policies

Sherpa Juliet

Research funder’s Open Access policies

Good Practices for University Open Access Policies

by Stuart Shieber and Peter Suber

Open Access Archivangelism

by Steven Harnad

T&F OA survey 2013 -data

Further breakdown of the data from the 2013 T&F author survey on OA

Finch II Report

Review of progress of the Finch Report one year later

Africa and Information Technology Conference

OpenUCT's Director Professor Laura Czerniewicz talks about Open Access

Wiley OA survey 2013 - data

Interactive access to 2013 Wiley Author survey on OA data

Open Access Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Report and other information from the 2013 Conference into OA Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Open Access Monograph Publishing in the Netherlands

Study investigating the effect of OA book publishing on sales, usage and discovery

The data flow between universities and the UK Research Councils: next steps

This document is intended to inform research managers of current and anticipated work to improve data flows between UK universities and Research Councils.

BIS Committee 5th Report: Open Access

UK Department of Business, Information and Skills Report into Open Access

Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing

Statement of Principles on progressing greater open access to published results of scholarly research

Guide to Creative Commons for Humanities and Social Sciences Monograph Authors

Derives from the OAPEN-UK project and considers issues raised in both HoC and HoL inquiries, explores concerns around OA for Humanities and Social Sciences.

Debating Open Access

Series of essays exploring various opinions in the Open Access debate, with a focus on Humanities and Social Sciences

Open Access, APCs and What Funders Expect

with Wellcome Trust's Robert Kiley

RCUK Mandate

Research Councils UK policy on Open Access

Global Research Council position statement

Heads of science and engineering research funding bodies statement towards open access

Wellcome Mandate

Wellcome Trust policy on open and unrestricted access to published research

Open Access Publishing: Standing Out in the Academic Market

with Rob Johnson, Research Consulting Ltd.

House of Lords: the Implementation of Open Access

Inquiry to consider the plans for implementation of RCUK's open access policy, with a view to offering recommendations to inform RCUK's revision of its policy guidance

Open Access: Key Insights into the RIN Report

with Ellen Collins, Research Information Network

T&F OA survey 2013

Report of the 2013 T&F author survey on OA

Heading for the Open Road: costs and benefits of transitions in scholarly communications

Research Information Network report on the drivers, costs and benefits of potential ways to increase access to scholarly journals

Report and Recommendations from the Scholarly Publishing Roundtable

Shared principles and recommendations from a cross-stakeholder group examining ways to expand public access to the published results of federally funded research

Economic implications of alternative scholarly publishing models: Exploring the costs and benefits

Report from a project to examine the costs and benefits of alternative scholarly publishing models

NISO-ALPSP Journal Article Version Terminology

Results of a technical working group to establish a simple, practical way of describing the versions of scholarly journal articles that typically appear online before, during, and after formal journal publication


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