Scientific Online Resource System

Biomedical Reviews

Towards Open Access Scientific Publishing

Stepan G. Akterian


Here my aim is to relate, in outline, the two general models for scientific publishing - subscription-based and open access. Accordingly, the features and the ways for realising of two main types of open access publications - Gold open access and Green open access - are described. The quest to know the basic difference between these two types of open access continues. In addressing them I also highlight their current diffusion and some forecasts for their further extension. The open access publishing is a part of the subsequent goal for open science. Altogether, the present review should hopefully help the reader to appreciate what is required to advance knowledge, and how to benefit from open access publishing. Biomed Rev 2017; 28:125-133

Keywords: publishing model, gold open access, green open access, open science, predatory journals

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Stepan G. Akterian
University of Food Technologies, Plovdiv

Department of Technology of Tobacco, Sugar, Vegetable and Essential Oils

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