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What is Open Access?
Open Access (OA) is the free availability of an article, journal or other work on the Internet. There are varying levels of openness, but a work that is OA is free to access and read, not necessarily free to redistribute (i.e., via email) or re-post elsewhere (i.e., a website other than the source website).
"Open Access logo" by PLOS is made available under CC0.
Open AccessSolid overview by Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
How Open Is It?This resource from Public Library of Science (PLOS) and SPARC illustrates the spectrum of OA levels. Also on this page are multiple translations of a printable brochure.
Affordable & Open Educational Resources
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Alternative Access to Articles
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UB’s Open Access Policy
- Open Access Policy for Scholarly and Creative WorksEstablished Feb. 28, 2020: "The University at Buffalo endorses the practice of university authors depositing a preprint, post-print, or final version of each scholarly or creative work in the open access digital repository maintained by the University Libraries."