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What is Open Access?

"Open Access" generally refers to scholarship that is free to read and re-use.


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Open Access Explained


Ways to make your work OA

Green OA: Publish in a subscription journal but keep your rights and archive a copy of your article in an disciplinary repository. This allows authors to meet the public access requirements that many research funding agencies have.

Gold OA: Publish in an Open Access journal.

There are two other distinctions to keep in mind when talking about OA:

Libre OA: Scholarship that is free of most licensing and copyright restrictions.

Gratis OA: Scholarship that is free to read, but still has licensing and copyright restrictions.

Where to Publish

Open Access Nursing Journals

Nursing Open - John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

SAGE Open Nursing (SON) - Sage Journals

BMC Nursing - BMC (Part of Springer Nature)

European Journal of Midwifery - European Publishing (Hellenic Midwives Association)

Asian Nursing Research - Elsevier

Nursing: Research and Reviews - Dovepress

Nursing & Care Open Access Journal - MedCrave


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