Born open access


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Short Definition: Publishers established for the sole purpose of publishing Open Access (OA) journals.

Extended Definition: Commercial or non-profit publishers established for the sole purpose of publishing Open Access (OA) journals, and they normally make use of the Creative Commons Attribution License for their publications. Authors usually retain their copyrights and users are needed to acknowledge and cite the authors in future references.

Synonyms: Fully open access, open access journal

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Term Lead: Valerie McCutcheon


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Born open access (publisher) is not a synonym of “Fully open access” or “Open Access Journal”

A case in point would be Hindawi.

Hindawi were founded in 1997 and published journals. “Born closed” so to speak at the publisher level.
In 2007 Hindawi moved to full open access across all its journals. The journals were converted to full open access but the publisher itself as an entity was NOT born open access.


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what is this term useful for?


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