This website contains a list of open source tools, software and platforms for scholar-led approaches to open access. This list is not exhaustive and has been last updated in 2020. OA Resources, is inspired by others websites and blogs dedicated to Open Access.


Open Access (OA) refers to research outputs which are distributed online and free of cost or other barriers, and possibly with the addition of a Creative Commons license to promote reuse. Open access can be applied to all forms of published research output, including peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed academic journal articles, conference papers, theses, book chapters, and monographs.

Academic articles (as historically seen in paper-based academic journals) have been the main focus of the movement. Conventional (non-open access) journals cover publishing costs through access tolls such as subscriptions, site licenses or pay-per-view charges. Open access research is advanced by a range of distribution mechanisms and business models.

Thanks to (contributions; inspiration):

RADICAL OPEN ACCESS – Building Horizontal Alliances
Jon Tennant and Ross Mounce

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