Answered By: Pradubsook Jonathan
Last Updated: Jun 11, 2015     Views: 116

Green open access means that the access to the final published version of the paper is limited by the pay-wall imposed by publisher, however, the author takes initiative to make other versions (pre-print or post-print) of the paper available by other means (e.g. depositing in an institutional repository or upload to personal web pages).

Usually, authors achieve green open access by depositing a version of their papers in institutional repositories (e.g. ScholarBank@NUS) or subject repositories (e.g. arXiv, SSRN). The version of the paper deposited depends on the self-archiving policies of the publisher which the authors chose to publish their paper with.

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