GREEN ROUTE means simultaneous publication of an article in a subscription journal and archiving it in an OA archive. The author archives the final peer-reviewed version of the work (preprint – postprint) accepted for publication in a subscription scientific journal (or any other type of publication), and sometimes a submitted manuscript or a published PDF version. On the acceptance of an article for publication, authors transfer the material copyright to the publisher in an agreement on the transfer of material copyright (CTA, Copyright Transfer Agreement).
Publishers of scientific journals allow the the final peer-reviewed version to be deposited in a repository and allow delayed access to the content (embargo period).
SHERPA - database of licensing conditions of publishers and policies of individual funders
SHERPA/RoMEO - licensing provisions and archiving policies of publishers and individual journals
SHERPA/JULIET - policies and requirements of funders
Deposit in a repository:
A repository is a collection of digital material that enables systematic management of the publication processes, access to, and permanent preservation of documents:
Founders/administrators register repositories in listings/directories with data on repositories around the world:
The OAI-PMH metadata protocol ensures metadata streaming between individual repositories and OpenAIRE compatibility. OpenAIRE compatibility enables the European Commission to harvest metadata of publications from co-funded research in OpenAIRE compatible repositories and displays it on the OpenAIRE portal.
GOLD ROUTE – publication of articles in open access peer-reviewed journals:
Business model: article processing charges (APC) apply here – this is also called the “Author Pays” model (in a third of existing journals, source: DOAJ, 22 Nov, 2013);
Immediately after publication, the article is freely accessible to all users on the website of the journal;
The authors retain the material copyright and allow third parties to use their work under certain conditions.
CC-BY licence: © 2015 Author1 et al.
The CC-BY licence allows the deposit of the publisher’s documents to the repository, its content is accessible immediately, and its diverse further use is allowed within the extent of the CC free licences.
Creative Commons offers creators/authors pre-prepared licences with which they clearly define the permitted and prohibited use of their works in order for the works to circulate among the users more freely. The creators/authors retain all the rights under copyright law which they believe their works should retain. By marking their works with the Creative Commons (CC) licence, the authors offer their work to everybody but only under specific conditions. Licences:
HYBRID OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS:
Authors publish their articles in subscription scientific journals in digital form which, after payment, enable authors instant open or free access to individual articles (the finances for paying the charges can be ensured by the research organisation to which the researcher is affiliated, by the research funder or by another organisation). Authors can retain the material copyright for the immediate open access to their articles (marked, for example, with the Creative Commons licence) in subscription scientific journals, where authors of other articles, accessible through subscription, have transferred the material copyright to the publisher.
CC-BY licence: © 2015 Author1 et al.
The CC-BY licence allows the deposit of the publisher’s documents to the repository, its content is accessible immediately, and its diverse use is allowed within the extent of the CC free licences.
Business model: fees vary considerably depending on the publisher’s policy, from $500 to $5,000