The Basics-Scholarly Communications - Carnegie Mellon University

The Basics

What is open access?

What are the benefits of open access?

What is green open access?

What is gold open access?

What is gratis open access?

What is libre open access?

Does open access affect me?

How do I make my work available open access?

What is an embargo period?

What is the difference between the pre-print and post-print versions of my work?

What types of research outputs are affected?

Does open access threaten peer review or the quality of scholarly publications?

Does open access threaten scholarly journal publishing?

Does open access break copyright law?

Does open access encourage plagiarism or idea theft?