Open access is a sister open initiative to OER which aims to provide unrestricted access to scholarly research outputs including peer-reviewed journals, theses, scholarly monographs and book chapters.
- Ten years on from the Budapest Open Access Initiative: setting the default to open
- Steel, G., & Kernohan, D. (2017, August 15). A beginners guide to Open Access. Wonkhe. Analysis.
- Piwowar, H., Priem, J., Larivière, V., Alperin, J. P., Matthias, L., Norlander, B., … Haustein, S. (2017). The State of OA: A large-scale analysis of the prevalence and impact of Open Access articles (No. e3119v1). PeerJ Inc.
- European Commission. (2013, August 21). Open access to research publications reaching “tipping point.”
- Conduct a search for open access to find out more about the initiative and current state of progress of open access in your country.
- Consider the following questions:
- What is the difference between gold and green open access?
- Have any education institutions in your country adopted open access policies?
- What are the three most important implications of open access for learning in a digital age?
Suber, P. (2012). Open access. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press. (Check for free open access versions listed on the site.)