What is Open Access?

Peter Suber's A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access is a good starting point for investigating open access and open access publishing. For the sake of this blog, open access refers to the freely available full text content of scholarly ophthalmology, dermatology and cancer-related research articles found in open access journals, archives and databases. The gold road category of open access refers to non-embargoed content, or content which is immediately freely available at the time of publication (current journal issues). Embargoed content is usually freely available after a time delay of 1-12 months.


Use the topics / labels on the right-hand column to collocate resources with similar characteristics.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Dermatology Times

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This blog was created for Heather Morrison's Open Access Course taught through the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS) program at the University of British Columbia. Check out the SLAIS Open Access Course Blog for more information.