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What is Gold Open Access

Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Library and Information Science
Making the final version of manuscript freely available immediately upon publication by the publisher.
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Open Science and Its Impact on Libraries, Publishers, and Authors
Josiline Phiri Chigwada (Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9825-1.ch007
The open science movement enables the accessibility and reusability of research output across the globe. Researchers and other stakeholders in the research process can now easily collaborate to add to the body of knowledge. This chapter documents how open science is impacting the role of libraries, publishers, and authors in the digital era. A structured document analysis and web analysis were done to find out how authors, publishers, and librarians are affected by open science. It was found that librarians are taking advantage of open science to provide various information sources to patrons, the publishers are now charging article processing fees to make the journal articles open access upon publishing, and authors are now able to access many information sources during the research process and enjoy greater visibility of their research output. The author recommends the adoption of open science especially in the developing countries and the enactment of policies that support open science at national, regional, and international levels.
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All articles in a journal are available for free on the journal's website upon publication under an open license. Many gold open access journals charge publication fees (so called Article Processing Charges, or APCs). A variant of Gold open access is Diamond (or Platinum) open access, in which the journal or platform is financed by the research community (research funders, libraries, learned societies). No APCs are charged in this model.
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