In keeping with PLoS’ mission, we periodically publish articles that explore the issues surrounding open access. This cross-journal collection provides some key resources to help educate and advocate for open access. New articles will be added to the collection as they are published at www.ploscollections.org/openaccess.
In this blog post, we have organized the Collection content into different categories. Please feel free to share this information widely, as all PLoS content is published under a Creative Commons Attribution License.
Open Access: An Overview
- Why Full Open Access Matters
- Why PLoS Became a Publisher
- Who Pays for Open Access?
- Progress toward Public Access to Science
- The Publisher’s Pushback against NIH’s Public Access and Scholarly Publishing Sustainability
- Open Access to the Scientific Journal Literature: Situation 2009
- Towards Open and Equitable Access to Research and Knowledge for Development
- On the Path to Global Open Access: A Few More Miles to Go
Research Advantages and the Reuse of Open
- Sharing Detailed Research Data Is Associated with Increased Citation Rate
- Full Text and Figure Display Improves Bioscience Literature Search
- Systematic Characterizations of Text Similarity in Full Text Biomedical Publications
- Could an Open-Source Clinical Trial Data-Management System Be What We Have All Been Looking For?
- Next Stop, Don’t Block the Doors: Opening Up Access to Clinical Trials Results
- Adventures in Semantic Publishing: Exemplar Semantic Enhancements of a Research Article
- Citation Advantage of Open Access Articles
- Empirical Study of Data Sharing by Authors Publishing in PLoS Journals
- Self-Selected or Mandated, Open Access Increases Citation Impact for Higher Quality Research
- University Public-Access Mandates Are Good for Science
- Open Access: Taking Full Advantage of the Content
Funding Open Access
Impact on Policy and Global Public Health
- When Is Open Access Not Open Access?
- Open Access to Research Is in the Public Interest
- Whose Copy? Whose Rights?
- Global Health Delivery 2.0: Using Open-Access Technologies for Transparency and Operations Research
- The Impact of Open Access upon Public Health
- Open-Access Science: A Necessity for Global Public Health
- ISCB Public Policy Statement on Open Access to Scientific and Technical Research Literature