Green open access

A type of open access where a version of a publication is freely available via an institutional or subject repository, or other web-accessible digital archive, that is compliant with the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). 

A type of open access where a version of a publication is freely available to read or download via an institutional or subject repository, or other web-accessible digital archive, that is compliant with the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH).  The version is often the author accepted manuscript. This as opposed to the version of record available on a publishers website.

Synonyms: Secondary open access, self-archiving

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Related Terms: Author accepted manuscript, author final version, postprint, embargo

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