Open Access in Medical Publishing

Nana Turk


In scientific publishing, open access (OA) means
access that is digital, online, free of charge, and
free of most copyright and licensing restrictions
to accessing literature and articles that
have traditionally been published in scholarly
journals. There are several variations in open
access publishing: gold OA: a fully open access
journals hosted by the publisher with no restrictions
to online access; green OA: authors store
their articles , which may have been published
as non-open access in traditional journals, into
repositories; hybrid open access journals: traditional
journals providing a certain number of
open access articles; delayed open access journals:
open access articles provided after a period
of embargo. The aim of this article is to give an
overview of the main repositories in the field of
biomedicine (PubMed Central, BioMed Central,
PLoS) and to introduce open access journals.

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ISSN 1581-0224 - Impact factor 0.147 - Zdravniški vestnik-Slovenian Medical Journal regularly indexes and/or abstracts: Science Citation Index Expanded, Journal Citation Report, CAB Abstracts, Scopus, Embase,, COBISS, Ulrich's Periodical Directory, Index Copernicus International.