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Open Access Publishing

This provides an overview of OA, including government and publisher policies, resources, and key issues pertaining to scholarly publishing and Tulane

Open Access VS Public Access - What's the Difference

Public Access Policy

"The OSTP hereby directs each Federal agency with over $100 million in annual conduct of research and development expenditures to develop a plan to support increased public access to the results of research funded by the Federal Government.This includes any results published in peer-reviewed scholarly publications that are based on research that directly arises from Federal funds, as defined in relevant OMB circulars (e.g., A-21and A-11)".OSTP Memo Office of Science and Technology Policy Directive, 2013

  • Includes all Federal Agencies (NIH, NSF, NEH, DOD, DOE, etc)
  • Applies to both the published paper and the research data
  • Comparable to Green Open Access. Since the information only has to be made available after one year - so there is an embargo
  • There are exceptions:  (1) classified, military research, (2) research resulting in patentable discoveries, and (3) research that authors publish in some royalty-producing form
  • Many private funders and Journals also have a mandated Public Access Policy 
  • Even if you publish your work in an Open Access Journal, you must still comply with Funders Public Access requirements 

Select Public Access Policies

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