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Where to publish your research article: Green and Gold

Information and resources to help you make important decisions about where to publish your research.

Two main OA models

Two predominant models have emerged within the Open Access movement:

  • Green OA = self archiving
    The Green OA route means that the author publishes in any journal and archives a copy (post print) in the institution’s repository

  • Gold OA = Open Access journal
    The Gold OA route means the author publishes his/her research in an Open Access journal where it will be available immediately along with all other articles on the publisher's website