Gold Open Access means that your publication is made freely available by the publisher immediately at the time of publication. Gold Open Access can be considered to be 'born Open Access'. Fully Open Access journals often (but not always) charge a fee for publication.
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- What is the author accepted manuscript (AAM)?
- Which manuscripts should I upload?
- When do I need to upload?
- I have no funders or my funder has no Open Access requirements (e.g. a College fellowship). Do I need to do anything?
- I’m using arXiv, bioRxiv or another preprint server. Do I still need to upload my article?
- My journal asks me to sign a copyright agreement or commit to an Open Access option on submission, not acceptance. Can I get in touch earlier?
- Should I upload my back-catalogue of articles?
- I’m publishing Gold Open Access in an OA journal (e.g. PLOS). Do I still need to upload the AAM?
- What happens after I upload my article?
- Where do I start?