What is Open Access?
At it’s most fundamental Open Access is when publications are freely availble online to all at no cost . The unrestricted distribution of research is especially important for authors (as their work gets seen by more people), readers (as they can access and build on the most recent work in the field) and funders (as the work they fund has broader impact by being able to reach a wider audience).
There are two routes to open access:
Gold open access - Gold OA makes the final version of an article freely and permanently accessible for everyone, immediately after publication. Copyright for the article is retained by the authors and most of the permission barriers are removed. Some of our articles and books are published in Gold OA, mostly if we get a publication grant from an institution.
Our articles and books published in Open Access are clearly recognisable. Since behind each book there is a research and study work by the author, a reading work in the form of a peer-review, proofreading and a graphic work of layout, we ask in any case all those who download the material made freely available on this site to provide us with their data (name, surname and email), which will not be used for advertising purposes.
Green open access - Green OA, also referred to as self-archiving, is the practice of placing a version of an author’s manuscript into a repository, making it freely accessible for everyone. The version that can be deposited into a repository is dependent on the funder or publisher. Unlike Gold OA the copyright for these articles usually sits with the publisher of, or the society affiliated with, the title and there are restrictions as to how the work can be reused. We do not publish in Green OA.