What is Gold Open Access?

Answered By: Open Access Team
Last Updated: Dec 03, 2020     Views: 98

The alternative to ‘green’ open access is ‘gold’ open access. Gold open access means that the published version of the research article is open access directly from the journal—the reader does not need to pay to read the article. However, researchers with the help of their institution, will usually need to pay an article processing charge (APC) in order to go the Gold Open Access route.

More information can be found on Gold Open Access on our Open Access website.

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