Open Access Publishing

TAU researchers publish OA for free


Tel Aviv University signed a read & publish agreement with the following publishers:

 

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What is Open Access (OA)?

Up until recently scientists and researchers published their scientific work in journals which allowed only paying subscribers to access their contents, in print or online.

New thoughts about the origin of the money invested in research and who gets the right to read it when published, led to the concept of Open Access and to the principle that the world’s knowledge is more powerful when it is shared.

Open Access means that research outputs are distributed online, free of charge, or other access barriers. The reader is not required to pay in order to read the journal’s content. He can read, download, copy, distribute and print as long as he acknowledges the authors and cites the paper properly. 

 

Different models of publishing OA

The financial model of the academic publishing world had to change in order to allow Open Access publishing. If publishers do not charge fees from subscribers anymore, other sources of financing had to be found.

 

There are mainly two ways to publish open access:

 

Pros and cons of publishing in OA

 

Tools to help you choose an OA journal

 

These tools will help you avoid predatory journals:

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