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The following resources provide information on funding agencies with open access publication mandates:
NIH Public Access Policy
The NIH public access policy requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to PubMed Central immediately upon acceptance for publication. Use this link to find out when and how to comply.
Tool to help researchers check if the journals in which they wish to publish their results comply with their funder's requirements for open access to research.
Searchable database and single focal point of up-to-date information concerning funders' policies and their requirements on open access, publication and data archiving.
Online resource that aggregates and analyses publisher open access policies from around the world and provides summaries of self-archiving permissions and conditions of rights given to authors on a journal-by-journal basis. Color coded scheme to help authors interpret permissions.
Searchable international registry charting the growth of open access mandates and policies adopted by universities, research institutions and research funders that require or request their researchers to provide open access to their peer-reviewed research article output by depositing it in an open access repository.
Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
COPE provides leadership in thinking on publication ethics, practical resources to educate and support members, and offers a professional voice in current debates.
Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)
Organization with the mission of representing the interests of Open Access (OA) journal and book publishers globally, across all subjects and disciplines.
SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) works to enable the open sharing of research outputs and educational materials in order to democratize access to knowledge, accelerate discovery, and increase the return on our investment in research and education.
Gold Open Access: Author pays a fee upon publication; then article is free to readers permanently.
Hybrid Journals: Subscription-based journals, but articles can be made OA and free to everyone if the author pays a fee (these are sponsored articles).
Green Open Access: Posting of a manuscript/article (pre or post print; with or w/o peer-review) to an institution or repository (file sharing sites) by the publisher or author. It’s free to both author & reader; relies on subscription model.
Open Archive: Articles from subscription based journals are made freely available to non-subscribing readers after an embargo period (access is delayed to non-subscribers.) In this model, the subscribers have covered cost for non-subscribers.