Open Access


Open Access to scientific publications refers to:

  • Peer-reviewed scientific-research journal articles and their manuscript-authored versions
  • Conference contributions, monographs, anthological articles, textbooks and commentary-type publications containing scientific information

What is it about:

This is free and unlimited online access to this information with authorization for further use of the content through so-called public licenses.

How can the project condition be fulfilled:

The Open Access project condition can be fulfilled in two basic ways. It is possible to choose (according to the license conditions of the publisher):

  1. The gold way - publishing in open journals (OA provided by publishers)​
  2. The green way - auto-archiving (publication) in open repositories (OA provided by authors)

There are other ways, too:

Hybrid way (Hybrid OA) - the journal is available as part of a subscription, only selected articles. If the author pays the fee for open publishing, it is published in the Open Access mode. For the institution, however, this is a so-called double payment. For this reason, for some providers, this path is not tolerated as a fulfilment of the OA project conditions (e.g. Horizon Europe).

Bronze Path (Bronze OA) - publishing in journals without an attached license

Platinum/Diamond Path (Diamond OA) - publishing in open access journals without APC

Types of publication outputs (possible versions of the article)


the draft of the article


the version of the article before the peer review


the version of the article after the peer review

Published Version

the version intended for publication

Version of Record

the published version of the article

Advantages of Open Access

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