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OpenMinTeD

OpenMinTeD Glossary

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PREFERRED TERM
Open Access
DEFINITION
  • The free and online availability of literature, which allows to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the ful text, crawl articles for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other useful purpose. An availability that is granted without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself, and those related to giving authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.

ALTERNATIVE LABEL
  • OA

SCOPE NOTE
  • This definition originates from the three main declarations in the field (Budapest OA Initiative 2002, Bethesda Statement on OA Publishing 2003, Berlin Declaration on OA Knowledge in Science and Humanities 2003), and it is explicitly recommended by the Council of the European Union in its Conclusions on the transition towards an Open Science system, adopted on 27/05/2016, which refers, as its main source, to the Budapest Open Access Initiative, 2002. Open Access licenses of publications do not necessarily cover TDM usage.

SOURCE
  • BOAI

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URI
http://vocabularies.openminted.eu/glossary/OpenAccess
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