Open Accessmakes research outputs freely available to anyone who wishes to read them. Various types of Open Access allow for different levels of access, for example limiting the use to read only or allowing commercial use of the material.
Benefits of Open Access
Open Access Routes.
There are two ways in which research can be made openly available.
Green Open Access
Makes use of institutional (such as City Research Online) or subject repositories
Makes available the author's accepted manuscript
Gold Open Access
Makes available the published version of the publication through the publisher's website
Requires a payment of the Author Processing Charge (APC)