Open Access Tools
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Open Access Button
This plug-in will allow you to obtain full-text articles. Open Access button will help you to get free, legal research articles delivered instantly or to request from the authors.
LIBER Open Science roadmap
LIBER is Europe's Research Library Network. It published an Open Science Roadmap in July 2018. LIBER made available Five Principles for libraries to use when conducting Open Access negotiations with publishers (1. Licensing and Open Access go Hand-in-Hand; 2. No Open Access, No Price Increase; 3. Transparency for Licensing Deals: No Non-Disclosure; 4. Keep Access Sustainable and 5. Usage Reports Should Include Open Access.) These Five Principles are part of LIBER’s ongoing commitment to facilitate knowledge exchange between its libraries, national governments and stakeholders. They are inspired by other statements including the Amsterdam Call for Action on Open Science (2016) and the OA2020 Initiative.
LERU Open Science roadmap
The LERU 2018 Roadmap: Open Science and its role in Univeristies: a roadmap for cultural change
APC Open and ESAC
Open APC (Article Processing Charges) offers a way to see the level of expenses on APCs in various countries by institution.
ESAC aggregates data and relevant facts for a number of major publishers in order to illustrate their market position and better assess the development of the scholarly publishing market as it transitions to open access.
The Directory of Open Access Journals indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. The EUI Library is a supporting institutional member of DOAJ. DOAJ also contains information on a journal's level, if any, of APCs. A predatory journal will not be listed in DOAJ. It is still of interested to consult the archived version of Beall's list of predatory journals. Think, Check, Submit can help researchers identify trusted journals for their research.
Plan-S and cOAlition S
Plan-S, launched in 2018, contains one main target plus 10 principles on Open Access as a reality. On 4 September 2018, a group of national research funding organisations, with the support of the European Commission and the European Research Council (ERC), announced the launch of cOAlition S, an initiative to make full and immediate Open Access to research publications a reality.
Other OA tools
Other useful Open Access tools and plug-ins are Google Scholar Button, Lazy Scholar (which finds both open access and subscription articles) and Kopernio (also finding both open access and subscription articles, but requires registration).