Open Access Or Open Access involves the free availability in Internet of the literature of academic character or scientist, allowing to any user read, download, copy, distribute, print, look for or referenciar the complete text of the documents.
The support to the Open Access has gone evolving paulatinamente until consolidating , through conferences and international statements, encouraging to researchers and scientists to deposit his works in a digital tank:
They are two roads through which the works of the authors/researchers can be available in Open Access.
One of the roads is to publish in magazines of Open Access : scientific magazines with review by pairs (peer-review), edition and comparable publication to the traditional magazines, but that are accessible without need of purchase or subscription. Can find more information on the same consulting the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) .
The another road is the autoarchivo in a repositorio of open access : this means that, in addition to the publication of his articles in the scientific magazines ("traditional" or of open access) the authors can deposit them in the repositorios institutional or disciplined (thematic). It can consult a listing of these repositorios in the Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR) .
The scientific production of the universities is one of the main active to measure his quality. Being visible and accessible, will have greater impact and will be able to be quoted by others.
To national level has purchased a commitment with the universal diffusion of the knowledge, betting by the open access to the results of investigation, reflected in two legal initiatives:
In our Community on 15 September 2015 the Conselleria of Education, Investigation, Culture and Sport of the Generalitat Valencian published in the Diari Official of the Comunitat the bases of the helps for the promotion of the scientific investigation, the technological development and the innovation in the Comunitat Valencian. In the point 9 of the announcement collects the obligation of publication in open access:
"Base 9. Obligations of the people beneficiarias
j) Spread the results of the investigations object of subsidy; to such effect, the personnel of investigation whose activity researcher was funded mostly with public funds, will make public a digital version of the final version of the contents of the project in repositorios of open access recognised in the field of knowledge in which it has developed the investigation, or in repositorios institutional of open access , without prejudice to the agreements in virtue of which have been able to attribute or transfer to third the rights on the publications, and will not be of application when the rights on the results of the activity of investigation, development and innovation are susceptible of protection."
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