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Open Access

A guide for Mount Saint Vincent University scholars.
Open Access - a concept to enable scholarly communication. What is it ? Why is it important ?

OA Publications

These directories can be used to help discover OA publications:

OA Publishers

These publishers give authors the option to pay a fee to make their article immediately open access, although the publisher still retains copyright. This hybrid model of open access does not always apply to the publisher's full suite of journals.

Many publishers hosted by HighWire Press offer free access to the back-files of biomedical journals.

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