oa-2. How Open is it?
How Open Is It? by SPARC and PLOS / CC BY
- Open-access journal on Wikipedia (CC BY SA)
- "How Open Is it?" Open Access Spectrum Guide by PLOS, SPARC, and OASPA (CC BY)
- "What is Open Access?" by Steven Harnad on EPrints
- "A Survey of 'Open Access' Publishers and Licenses" by Ross Mounce
OA Journal Resources
- Directory of Open Access Journals
- Open Access Directory
- PLOS Journals
- OASPA (Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association)
Using the resources above, and using the “How Open is It?” guide as a reference point, assess the openness of one (1) electronic resource in terms of its:
- reader rights
- reuse rights
- author posting rights
- automatic posting
- metadata readability
The ideal electronic resources for this task are scholarly journal articles, but white papers, blog posts, and other non-peer-reviewed writings. If you’re unable to find information that describes the electronic resource by those criteria, note this, and explain in a blog post what you think would make the resource more “open”.
Post a link to your blog post in the discussion thread below.
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