Answered By: Roger Fairman
Last Updated: Mar 09, 2017     Views: 6

Broadly Open Access means: Free, to the reader, unrestricted online access to scholarly materials
  • Generally refers to peer-reviewed research papers
  • There are projects looking at books and other media

Under Open Access publishing models the costs of publication are not met by subscription fees but other, alternative, sources such as Article Processing Charges or web advertising revenues.

Further information on what this means in practice can be found on the 'Open Access Publishing' Pages