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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.

Glossary

Hybrid journals -  journals where a subscription is paid for online access, but some articles are made available as Open Access for anyone to view whether or not a subscription has been paid.

Institutional Repository - an electronic archive of documents, research papers and other types of publications originated by academics / students/researchers belonging to one organisation, typically a University.

Mandate - a requirement to make published research available in a repository. Typically academics are mandated by their host university to place copies of research in the universities Institutional Repository.

Paid for/subscription based journal - traditional journal publishing business model where a fee/subscription is paid to receive printed copies of journal issues or to have online access.

Peer Review - review of articles submitted for publication by subject experts. Papers will either be rejected, accepted with modifications or accepted for publication.

Post-print - a version of a journal article that has received peer review but has not yet been put in the final published layout.

Pre-print - a version of the article before peer review.

Repository - an electronic archive of documents, research papers and other types of publications.

Self archiving - authors depositing copies of their own work in a repository. The ability to self archive and the versions deposited is dependent on the policies of publishers towards self archiving.

Subject Repository - an electronic archive of documents, research papers and other types of publication centred around a single topic or discipline, typically sponsored by a leading research organisation in the area.