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What is Green Open Access?

Answered By: Open Access Team
Last Updated: Aug 21, 2015     Views: 52

Green open access means publishing in a traditional journal and depositing a shareable version of the article in a subject or institutional repository.

This shareable version is usually the author’s accepted manuscript copy. The accepted manuscript is the author’s final version of the article, after changes from peer review have been incorporated. It is usually a plain document without the publisher’s formatting and copy edit changes. 

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