Open Access refers to both an idea and a movement that aim to make scholarly research articles and content freely available online. Open Access can be accomplished in a variety of ways:For more information about Public Access, please see:
- Open Access journals make scholarly articles freely available to the public.
- PDXScholar, the PSU digital repository, makes available scholarly works, similar to other online institutional and disciplinary repositories.
- Data Management services are available to make data and other research products, such as lab notebooks, open to the public.
- Oregon State University’s Open Access Mandate
- Academic Senate of the University of California Open Access Policy
- Portland State University Library Faculty Open Access Resolution
- ROARMAP: Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies
Public AccessPublic Access refers to federal policy initiatives that have directed federal funding agencies with a research budget of more than $100M, to put into place plans to make freely available outputs from publicly funded research. There are three important distinctions between Open Access and Public Access:
- Public Access does not require that final, published versions of works are made available, but rather pre-print of articles;
- Public Access does not require use licenses to allow for modification and re-use of works;
- Works may be embargoed for up to 12 months from publication.