Open Access

Open Access (OA) refers to academic publications made available in full text on the internet free of charge.

How to choose Open Access publishing?

  • Gold Open Access: This means that you publish in an open, peer-reviewed journal or book series. Remember to check that the publication channel meets requirements for open access. If you are requested to pay a publication fee, you may apply for support from USN publication fund. 
  • Green Open Access: After publishing an article in a peer-reviewed journal, you make the accepted manuscript (AAM) available in USN Open Archive. The university library will check copyrights and will publish the article, possibly with an embargo.
    • How to publish in USN Open Archive?
      • When you upload a publication in Cristin it will be published in our institutional archive, and thereby, comply with all mandates for open publishing.
  • Hybrid Open Access: Free purchase of individual articles in subscription journals where USN has a publishing and reading agreement. You should first check which agreements USN has.

Why choose Open Access publishing?

Open access gives you greater visibility. When a publication is free to read, it has the potential to reach more people than research literature that is published behind a paywall. Publications behind a paywall are only available to those with a budget to subscribe.

It is also required. All USN publications must be made available in USN Open Archive to ensure open access, as stated in the Open Access policy for USN. In adittion, The Research Council of Norway (Forskningsrådet) states that research based on grant applications submitted after January 1, 2021, must be made openly available immediately, and with an open license.

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