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Open Access: Make Your Work Open Access

Gold Open Access Publishing

  Create a article: finish your research and complete article.


  Pick a publisher: choose a publisher and make sure it will accept your works.


  Pay for publishing: publish will charge an article processing charge (APC) to make work available open access. 


 Published: your work will be seen by public.

Green Open Access Publishing

Green access also depends on who funded your research.


 Peer-review: Author should host a peer-review to evaluate this work.


 Deposited: Deposited you work in the Repository.


 Self-archiving: Doing self-archiving so public can find your work.


   Embargo period: Please notice sometimes there will be an Embargo period.

                Your paper cannot be made available to the public.


Gold Open Access Publishing Vs Green Open Access Publishing


Gold open access

Green open access

Version available

Version of record freely available on the publisher's website

Accepted manuscript freely available in an online repository


Open access is immediate

Embargo period usually applied which is usually 6-12 months 


APC payable by author, institution or funding body

No fee payable by author 

Creative Commons 

CC licence is required 

No CC licence required 

Can be published in 

Full open access or hybrid journal

Subscription or hybrid journal


Here are some useful tools for open access publishing: