The role of repositories in the future of the journal

Sarah L. Shreeves


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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