Green open access

A first step to free up scientific knowledge


When research articles are accepted for publication, researchers usually transfer their copyright to the publishers. Consequently, publishers own research articles and can impose expensive paywalls to institutions and single individuals. Scientific knowledge gets hindered by those who should spread it. However, many are not aware of the right to self-archive preprints and postprints of a paper.

What does it mean to self-archive (a.k.a. green open access)? How is it achieved? The talk will answer this question and will illustrate some tools to facilitate green open access.