Open Access (OA) publications are digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Leading directories of OA journals and repositories:
Funding for OA:
Some universities have established an Open Access fund to help pay the processing fees related to open access publishing. The open access publishing model allows free, immediate access to research and allows authors to retain intellectual property rights to their research. To recoup publishing costs, many open access publications charge article processing fees to make the work freely available online.