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Short Definition: A type of open access where a version of a publication is freely available without incurring additional cost for this open access.
Extended Definition: The article is published in a journal and a copy of the article is deposited (self-archived) and made freely available via an institutional or subject repository is freely available to anyone to read or download. The publisher’s version in the journal is not usually open access. The version deposited in the repository is typically the authors’ accepted manuscript. There is no specific open access cost for the item in the repository to be open access though there may have been other publishing costs. Often the freely available version will be in a repository such as an institutional or subject repository. Publisher’s often demand an embargo in this type of open access. Publishers may also provide open access to the published version after an embargo. This is often referred to as “delayed hybrid open-access”.
Synonyms: Secondary open access, gratis open access
Term Lead: Valerie McCutcheon