Open Access Publishing

Open access publishing seeks to grant free and open online access to academic information, where there are no financial, legal, or technical barriers to accessing it, reading, downloading, copying, distributing, and using it in education or research context

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Opening Hours Tel Aviv University and MALMAD - Digital Information Service have established an Open Access module agreements with several publishers' journals in one of three possible routes:

  • Gold
    Articles are published in journals which are accessible to all internet users, while the author holds/maintains the copyrights. This route enables one to publish an article in Open Access and in Hybrid journals, which publish Open Access articles in addition to other "regular" articles. The author bears all costs of publication.
  • Green
    Free access to the article is only granted after a pre-defined “Embargo” period (usually 6-18 months). The publisher holds/maintains the copyrights and there might be usage restrictions.
  • Diamond
    NPOs (Non-Profit Organizations) publish the article online at no cost (neither the readers, nor the authors have to pay). Commercial use of the publications is prohibited.


Opening Hours Several aspects should be considered and double-checked while choosing the correct journal for publication:

  • Matching the article to the journal subjects and objectives
  • Journal ranking in standard bibliometric indexes
  • Journal exposure with reference to a large or a limited community of readers
  • Beware of “Predatory" journals which charge money for publishing “Open Access” articles and research, yet, their academic authority is dubious


Opening Hours Selected Journals for possible publication:


For more information: Alla Ofenberg (Head of Periodicals and Database Acquisition) | 03-6408448

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