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Scholarly Communication: The formal and informal means by which scholars contribute to the constantly evolving discussion between them. This guide gives authors, researchers, and inventors new tools and information about the present state of scholarly com
Gold open access: Articles published in OA journals
Open on the journal level, referring to journals published open access online and freely available. These journals, such as PLOS One, are peer-reviewed like traditional journals, and publish articles immediately. Some gold journals charge authors a fee; those that do not are sometimes referred to as diamond open access.
Green openaccess: Articles uploaded to open repositories
Articles, often pre-print or post-print but usually not published versions (unless the author's publisher allows it), made available through open access institutional repositories or personal archives. These articles are submitted by the authors to the repository or archive, and can be subject to publisher embargoes. If an institution or organization mandates open access availability of its research, that OA is usually achieved through repositories.