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Open Access for Allied Health Professionals

This guide to Open Access publishing is for you if you are to new to publishing or an early career researcher thinking of an Open Access route for your research.

A brief history of Open Access

The Open Access movement has a history starting in the 1960’s. More information can be found here:

Key milestones in the recent history of Open Access are the Budapest Open Access initiative [BOAI] - 2002 the Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing - 2003 and the Berlin Declaration 2003. The Budapest and Berlin statements continue to invite individuals and organisations to sign up to the principles of Open Access. The Bethesda and Berlin declarations both define Open Access and describe a mechanism, self archiving in a repository or Green Route, by which Open Access can be achieved. Click on the links to read the full text of each deceleration.