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The role of repositories in the future of the journal

Sarah L. Shreeves

Abstract:

The report of the UK Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings, chaired by Dame Janet Finch, entitled Accessibility, Sustainability, Excellence: How to Expand Access to Research Publications, helped to crystallize a long-simmering debate within the open access (OA) community: should the focus for OA advocates be ‘green’ OA – that is, the use of repositories to make research published through traditional subscription-based venues openly available – or should it be ‘gold’ OA – that is, through publication within venues that are themselves open access? This chapter argues that this has never truly been an either/or proposition, and that ...

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