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Open Access: Gold Open Access

Gold Open Access

Gold Open Access scholarship refers to when the final, published version of an article is made open access upon publication. Unlike Green or Diamond open access, however, this form of open access often requires the authors to pay article processing charges (often called APCs). These charges can be hundreds or thousands of dollars.

Authors at institutions with "read and publish" agreements with publishers can have APCs covered by these agreements. For a full list of such agreements available for SU-affiliated scholars, please click here.

The published versions of gold open access articles can almost always be deposited in repositories like SURFACE. There are many reasons to deposit these works. First, SURFACE's Google and Google Scholar search integration means that more people are likely to find your work through the repository than they would through a journal's website. Second, authors are able to track usage through SURFACE and get large snapshots of where their work is being read (and by whom).


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